Antarctica meaning
[ant-ahrk-ti-kuh, -ahr-ti-]
Definitions of antarctica is:
  • noun antarctica
    a continent around the South Pole: consists of an ice-covered plateau, 1800–3000 m (6000 ft to 10 000 ft) above sea level, and mountain ranges rising to 4500 m (15 000 ft) with some volcanic peaks; average temperatures all below freezing and human settlement is confined to research stations. All political claims to the mainland are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty of 1959
  • noun antarctica
    land area about the South Pole, completely covered by an ice shelf: c. 5,400,000 sq mi (13,985,000 sq km): sometimes called a continent
  • noun antarctica
    the continent surrounding the South Pole: almost entirely covered by an ice sheet. About 5,000,000 sq. mi. (12,950,000 sq. km).