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Definitions for tropical
ˈtrɒp ɪ kəl for 1-4,6 ; ˈtroʊ pɪ kəl for 5trop·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tropical, tropicadjective

    relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)

    "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit"

  2. tropicaladjective

    of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic

    "tropical year"

  3. tropicaladjective

    characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

  4. tropical, tropicadjective

    of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

    "tropical weather"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tropicaladjective

    Etymology: from trope.

    A strict and literal acceptation of a loose and tropical expression was a second ground. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    The words are tropical or figurative, and import an hyperbole, which is a way of expressing things beyond what really and naturally they are in themselves. Robert South, Sermons.

    The foundation of all parables is, some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable, and the thing intended by it. Robert South, Sermons.

    The pine apple is one of the tropical fruits. Nathanael Salmon.

ChatGPT

  1. tropical

    Tropical generally refers to the region of Earth near the equator, characterized by warm or hot temperatures year-round, high humidity, and significant rainfall. This definition can extend to various fields: 1) In geography, tropical refers to areas within the tropics, the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. 2) In meteorology, 'tropical' is used to describe weather systems such as cyclones that originate in these regions. 3) In medicine, 'tropical' refers to diseases that are prevalent in or unique to tropical and subtropical regions. 4) In horticulture and botany, 'tropical' plants are those species native to the tropics. 5) In mathematics, Tropical geometry is a branch of algebraic geometry that replaces the usual ring of polynomials with a semiring, known as a 'tropical' semiring.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tropicalnoun

    of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases

  2. Tropicalnoun

    rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical

Wikidata

  1. Tropical

    Musica tropical or tropical music is a broad term for vocal and instrumental music with "tropical" flavor usually associated with Caribbean music. It is part of an even broader category of Latin music. Usually it is an upbeat dance music, but also includes ballads. It features complex, syncopated rhythms and draws from traditional music forms. Its sound is based on traditional percussion and string musical instruments, such as timbales, congas, bongo, the tres, but can also incorporate other instruments and advanced machinery, such as synthesizers and drum machines. The term "tropical" is commonly used as a music format by Latin music radio stations. Among the most popular tropical styles are salsa, merengue, cumbia, and bachata. Tropical music entered Chile first in the 1930s with the guaracha. In the 1940s mambo and cha cha cha orchestras became a popular form of tropical music in Chile. In the 1960s cumbia entered Chile and leaving a long-lasting impact on tropical music in that country.

Entomology

  1. Tropical

    is that faunal region which covers the southern part of the peninsula of Florida, the greater part of Central America, the lowlands of southern Mexico south of the table land, and a narrow strip on each side of Mexico which follows the coast northward into the United States.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'tropical' in Adjectives Frequency: #667

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tropical in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tropical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of tropical in a Sentence

  1. Kristen Miller:

    No primate relative has ever been found at such extreme latitudes, they’re more usually found around the equator in tropical regions. I was able to do a phylogenetic analysis, which helped me understand how the fossils from Ellesmere Island are related to species found in midlatitudes of North America.

  2. Allison Chinchar:

    It's also worth noting that a lot of the same locations that get rain from Marco will also get rain from Tropical Storm Laura, too.

  3. Scotland Brooks Koepka:

    It's going to sound stupid, but it felt like a tropical storm growing up in Florida, like the winds like that, i wouldn't say a hurricane, because I think that's a bit extreme, but it resembled a tropical storm.

  4. Phil Klotzbach:

    The models are generally forecasting a more conducive pattern for the Atlantic by the time that we get to the middle of August, air is forecast to more consistently rise over Africa and sink over the tropical Pacific. This pattern should result in reduced vertical wind shear.

  5. Ron DeSantis:

    It is possible that this area could see tropical storm-force winds, not guaranteed, but it is possible, and so our Department of Emergency Management is assuming that that will happen and making the necessary preparations to be able, obviously, to protect a lot of the equipment.

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    an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)
    • A. substitute
    • B. nuisance
    • C. odometer
    • D. plantation

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