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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Torrid Zone, tropical zone, tropicsnoun

    the part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate


  1. tropicsnoun

    The region of the Earth, centred on the equator and lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and characterized by a hot climate.


  1. Tropics

    The tropics is a region of the Earth surrounding the Equator. It is limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere at 23° 26′ 16″ N and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere at 23° 26′ 16″ S; these latitudes correspond to the axial tilt of the Earth. The tropics are also referred to as the tropical zone and the torrid zone. The tropics include all the areas on the Earth where the Sun reaches a point directly overhead at least once during the solar year. The tropics are distinguished from the other climatic and biomatic regions of Earth, the middle latitudes and the polar regions on either side of the equatorial zone.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Tropics

    two parallels of latitude on either side of the equator, which mark the limits N. and S. of the sun's verticality to the earth's surface, the distance being in each case 23½°; the northern tropic is called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. tropics

    Two imaginary lines upon the globe, or lesser circles of the sphere, parallel to the equator, and at 23-1/2° distance on each side of it; they touch the ecliptic at its greatest distances from the equator, and from the boundaries of the sun's declination, north and south.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tropics in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tropics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Tropics in a Sentence

  1. Jill Huntley:

    Climate change impacts are worse in the equatorial tropics -- Australasia -- because of the unique climate here. It is the most atmospherically dynamic place on Earth. Also, the tropics can experience up to three times the temperature increases under climate change compared to other parts of the world.

  2. Neil James:

    However, it's still the tropics, so if rainy evenings aren't your thing then avoid January to April and October to November.

  3. Terry Hughes:

    If we go to 3, 4 degrees of global average warming which is tragically the trajectory we are currently on, then there won't be much left of The Great Barrier Reef or any other coral reefs throughout the tropics.

  4. Stephen Simpson:

    There is a severe food security risk in the tropics, no species are already activated to temperatures warmer than the tropics, so you could see a real crash in food fish populations. And these are places where coastal nations often have no other protein in the diet other than the fish from coral reefs.

  5. Mikhail Lokoshenko:

    In Russia, the speed of global warming is 2.5 times higher than the global average, at higher latitudes, it happens more quickly than the tropics.

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