ant·arc·tic /(ˌ)æntˈɑrktɪk, ˈɑrtɪk/
Ant·arc·tic a. Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23° 28´. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.
adj 1: of or relating to Antarctica
2: at or near the south pole [syn: south-polar]
n : the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding
waters [syn: Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zone]