Arctic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Arctic" in British English

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Arcticnoun

uk   /ˈɑːk.tɪk/  us   /ˈɑːrk-/
the Arctic geography the very ​coldarea around the ​NorthPole: Polar ​bearslive in the Arctic.

Arcticadjective

(also arctic) uk   /ˈɑːk.tɪk/  us   /ˈɑːrk-/
geography, environment belonging or ​relating to the Arctic: No ​treesgrow in the Arctic ​regions. figurative very ​cold: The ​North of ​England has been ​experiencing Arctic conditions these past few ​days.
(Definition of Arctic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arctic" in American English

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arcticadjective

 us   /ˈɑrk·tɪk/
extremelycold: Arctic ​airstung New England with ​freezingtemperatures.

Arcticnoun [U]

 us   /ˈɑrk·tɪk/
the ​large and ​extremelycoldarea around the ​NorthPole: The Arctic is not a ​barrenwasteland.
(Definition of arctic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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