South Pole


South Pole
noun
the southernmost point of the Earth's axis
Derivationally related forms: ↑south-polar
Instance Hypernyms: ↑pole
Part Holonyms: ↑Antarctica, ↑Antarctic continent

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noun
1.
a. : the zenith of the heavens as viewed from the south terrestrial pole
b. often capitalized S&P : the southernmost point of the earth : the southern extremity of the earth's axis — see zone illustration
2. of a magnet : the pole that points toward the south when the magnet is freely suspended

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1. Geog. the southern end of the earth's axis, the southernmost point on earth.
2. Astron. the point at which the axis of the earth extended cuts the southern half of the celestial sphere; the south celestial pole.
3. (l.c.) the pole of a magnet that seeks the earth's south magnetic pole.
4. (l.c.) See under magnetic pole (def. 1).
[1585-95, for def. 1]

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south pole noun
1. The end of the earth's axis in Antarctica
2. Its projection on the celestial sphere (astronomy)
3. (usu) that pole of a magnet which when free points to the earth's south magnetic pole (logically the other end)
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Main Entry:south

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south pole,
the pole of a magnet that points south.
South Pole,
1. the southern end of the earth's axis; point on the earth's surface from which every direction is north. It was first reached in 1911 by Roald Amundsen (1872-1928), a Norwegian explorer.
2. = south magnetic pole. (Cf.south magnetic pole)
3. = south celestial pole. (Cf.south celestial pole)

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n. see pole II

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noun
the South Pole
: the most southern point on the surface of the earth

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the ˌSouth ˈPole [South Pole] noun singular
the point of the earth that is furthest south

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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