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ice cap

ice cap An ice mass that is less than 50 000 km2 in area, but is large enough to cover the underlying topography and whose flow behaviour is a consequence of its size and shape. It consists of a central ice dome, where accumulation dominates, together with outlet glaciers radiating from the periphery.

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ice cap

ice cap (also icecap) • n. a covering of ice over a large area, esp. on the polar region of a planet.

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