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Nor·dic / ˈnôrdik/ • adj. of or relating to Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. ∎  relating to or denoting a physical type of northern European peoples characterized by tall stature, a bony frame, light coloring, and a dolichocephalic head. ∎  Skiing relating to or denoting the disciplines of cross-country skiing or ski jumping. Often contrasted with alpine.• n. a native of Scandinavia, Finland, or Iceland.