1. adjective /ænˈtɑːktɪk,ænˈtɑːtɪk/
a) Of, from, or pertaining to Antarctica and the south polar regions.
b) Opposite, contradictory.
2. noun /ænˈtɑːktɪk,ænˈtɑːtɪk/
One of the major ecozones of the world, covering the south polar regions.

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