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<music> A real-time functional language, used for music synthesis.

["Arctic: A Functional Language for Real-Time Control", R.B. Dannenberg, Conf Record 1984 ACM Symp on LISP and Functional Prog, ACM].

(01 Jan 1995)

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Pertaining to, or situated under, the northern constellation called the Bear; northern; frigid; as, the arctic pole, circle, region, ocean; an arctic expedition, night, temperature.

The arctic circle is a lesser circle, parallel to the equator, 23 deg 28' from the north pole. This and the antarctic circle are called the polar circles, and between these and the poles lie the frigid zones. See Zone.

Origin: OE. Artik, OF. Artique, F. Arctique, L. Arcticus, fr. Gr, fr. A bear, also a northern constellation so called; akin to L. Ursus bear, Skr. Ksha.

(01 Mar 1998)

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