either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
"tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"
of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
Either of the two parallels of latitude 23°27u2032north and south of the equator; the farthest points at which the sun can be directly overhead; the boundaries of the torrid zone or tropics.
Of, or relating to the tropics; tropical.
hot and humid.
(noncomparative) Having the quality of indirectly inducing a biological or chemical change in a system or substrate.
The binding of oxygen to hemoglobin is allosterically regulated by various tropic factors, such as BPG and acidity.
one of two specific lines of latitude that divide the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively; the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.
of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from atropine and certain other alkaloids, as a white crystalline substance slightly soluble in water
one of the two small circles of the celestial sphere, situated on each side of the equator, at a distance of 23¡ 28/, and parallel to it, which the sun just reaches at its greatest declination north or south, and from which it turns again toward the equator, the northern circle being called the Tropic of Cancer, and the southern the Tropic of Capricorn, from the names of the two signs at which they touch the ecliptic.
one of the two parallels of terrestrial latitude corresponding to the celestial tropics, and called by the same names
the region lying between these parallels of latitude, or near them on either side
of or pertaining to the tropics; tropical
Tropic is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 508. Tropic was founded in 1891.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
trop′ik, n. one of the two circles on the celestial sphere, 23° 28′ on each side of the equator, where the sun turns, as it were, after reaching its greatest declination north or south: one of two circles on the terrestrial globe corresponding to these: (pl.) the regions lying between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.—adjs. Trop′ic, -al, pertaining to the tropics: being within or near the tropics.—adv. Trop′ically.—n. Trop′ic-bird, a genus of bird the family Phaëthontidæ, usually seen in tropical regions. [Through L. tropicus, from Gr. tropikos, relating to a turning—tropos, a turning.]
The numerical value of tropic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of tropic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- tropisch, WendekreisGerman
- kääntöpiiri, trooppinenFinnish
- çhyndaa ny greineyManx
- trópusi, tropikus, térítőHungarian
- 回帰線, 熱帯Japanese
- tropical, trópicoPortuguese
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