Pronunciation: (sver'drup, sfer'-; Norw. svar'droop), [key]
1. Ot•to Neu•mann Pronunciation: (ôt'tō noi'män), [key] 1855?–1930, Norwegian explorer of the Arctic.
2. Also called Sver'drup Is'lands. a group of islands in the N Northwest Territories of Canada, in the Arctic, W of Ellesmere Island: named after Otto Neumann Sverdrup.
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