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trop·ic

tropic

 
pronunciation:
tra pihk
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of the two imaginary circles around the earth defined by the sun's farthest apparent seasonal movement northward and southward in the sky. The northern circle, called the Tropic of Cancer, lies at latitude 2327′ north and the southern circle, the Tropic of Capricorn, lies at 2327′ south.
definition 2: (often cap.; usu. pl.) the region around the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterized by a hot climate.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: pertaining to, occurring in, or characteristic of the region between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; tropical.
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