Definition of Antarctic continent
1. Noun. An extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep. "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
Group relationships: Antarctic, Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zone
Terms within: Adelie Coast, Adelie Land, Terre Adelie, Coats Land, Enderby Land, Queen Maud Land, South Pole, Victoria Land, Wilkes Land, Admiralty Range, Antarctic Peninsula, Palmer Peninsula, Ross Sea
Generic synonyms: Continent
Lexicographical Neighbors of Antarctic Continent
Literary usage of Antarctic continent
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"The Antarctic continent appears to have been enlarged during the Pleistocene to the wide limits it had in Permian time, and to have thus renewed its ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1907)
"The existence of an Antarctic continent and an Arctic Ocean is specially associated with the presence of this harmonic, and the disproportion of the ..."
3. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1901)
"By Erich von Drygalski. Verhandlungen der Gesell- schaft fur Erdkunde, Berlin, bd. xxvi, 1899. 3. First on the Antarctic continent. ..."
4. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1902)
"Burckhardt discusses at some length the question of the former existence of an Antarctic continent from an ornithological point of view, and comes to the ..."
5. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1897)
"Rocks of the Antarctic continent.—The rock specimens obtained by WS Bruce from floating ice and the stomach of Penguins in the Antarctic seas have been ..."
6. A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions by James Clark Ross (1847)
"Antarctic continent.—Wilkes's Discoveries.—Recross Antarctic Circle. — "Wilkes's Land.—Balleny Islands.— Chain of Bergs.—-'Perilous Situation. ..."
7. Explorers and Travellers by Adolphus Washington Greely (1893)
"CHARLES WILKES, THE DISCOVERER OF THE Antarctic continent. ON the colored and beautifully engraved map of the world of Gulielmus Blaeuw (Amsterdam, ..."