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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-poh-ler]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈpoʊ lər/
    • /sˌɜːkəmpˈəʊlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sur-kuh m-poh-ler]
    • /ˌsɜr kəmˈpoʊ lər/

Definitions of circumpolar word

  • adjective circumpolar (of a star or constellation) visible above the horizon at all times at a specified locality on the earth's surface 3
  • adjective circumpolar surrounding or located at or near either of the earth's poles 3
  • adjective circumpolar surrounding or near either pole of the earth 3
  • adjective circumpolar moving around either of the celestial poles 3
  • adjective circumpolar around or near a pole, as of the earth. 1
  • noun circumpolar Situated around or inhabiting one of the earth’s poles. 1

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Origin of circumpolar

First appearance:

before 1680
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1680-90; circum- + polar

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circumpolar popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 63% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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