Arctic Ocean

Arctic Ocean

noun
an ocean N of North America, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. About 5,540,000 sq. mi. (14,350,000 sq. km).
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Arctic Ocean
 
n
the ocean surrounding the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle. Area: about 14 100 000 sq km (5 440 000 sq miles)

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Arctic Ocean definition


The cold, ice-covered waters surrounding the North Pole, located entirely within the Arctic Circle. It contains the northernmost islands of Canada, Norway, and Russia.

Note: Most of the Arctic Ocean is covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.
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