Definition of Tropics

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

Exact synonyms: Torrid Zone, Tropical Zone
Generic synonyms: Climatic Zone
Derivative terms: Tropic



Definition of Tropics

1. Noun. (plural of Tropic) ¹

2. Noun. (plural of tropic) ¹

3. Noun. (geography) 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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tropics

1. tropic [n] - See also: tropic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tropics

tropical zone
tropicalia
tropicalista
tropicalistas
tropicalization
tropicalize
tropicalized
tropicalizes
tropicalizing
tropically
tropicals
tropicamide
tropicbird
tropicbirds
tropick
tropics (current term)
tropidine
tropilidene
tropilidenes
tropin
tropine
tropine dehydrogenase
tropine mandelate
tropine tropate
tropines
troping
tropinone
tropinone reductase
tropins
tropism

Literary usage of Tropics

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1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Its relatively slight development in the tropics. Regur in South India. Absence of peat-formation ... Distribution of Littoral Formations in the tropics. i. ..."

2. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ZONES I.—THE tropics* By ROBERT DEC. ... The tropics lack the proverbial uncertainty and changeableness which characterize the ..."

3. Handbook of Geographical and Historical Pathology by August Hirsch (1885)
"Experience shows, moreover, that the anaemic habit of body in white residents of the tropics communicates itself to their offspring; and therein lies the ..."

4. The Diagnostics and Treatment of Tropical Diseases by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1919)
"In the tropics these conditions are just as common, if not more so, and added to them we have ... With those from the tropics, however, it is different. ..."

5. Latin America: Its Rise and Progress by Francisco García Calderón (1913)
"IN Central America and the islands of the Antilles civil wars are the result not merely of racial conflict, but also of the enervating action of the tropics ..."

6. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"More correct views prevail at the present day, and typhoid now ranks not only as a common disease, in the tropics, but, to the European there, ..."

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