What does tropical mean?

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.

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

Freebase

  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. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham:

    International visitors are critical and especially critical in places like Kangaroo Island or tropical North Queensland and these are destinations that have relied upon a large part of their visitor market being international tourists and that's why we got to recover those markets as quickly as we can.

  2. National Hurricane Center:

    Juliette is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low Saturday.

  3. Linda Bell:

    In tropical areas, particularly in developing countries, they may have limited resources and inadequate housing to prevent mosquitos from coming into the homes.

  4. Jake Carstens:

    It's worth noting that despite Florida Panhandle seeing a bit less of the action compared to other states like Louisiana, landfall locations don't fully describe the range and extent of Fast FactsStorm impacts, hurricane Isaias nearly clipped the east coast of Florida Panhandle and prompted Hurricane Warnings in South Florida for a time. Hurricane Sally in September brought flooding and tornadoes to much of the Florida Panhandle, and came awfully close to tropical storm strength in Hurricane Sally in September early stages when it hit Miami-Dade County.

  5. Suzana Camargo:

    People have been doing different attempts to try to figure out what happened with other datasets, using different methodologies, so I see this paper as another piece of the puzzle, we do not have data in the past, and we can not go back and be there now, so this paper is trying to recreate in a different way that has been done so far what has happened in the relation to number of tropical cyclones.

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