[ US /ˈtɹɑpɪk/ ]
  1. of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
    tropical weather
  2. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
    tropical fruit
    tropical islands
  1. 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
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How To Use tropic In A Sentence

  • And those involved are pretty small: a few degrees between cooler land and warmer ocean at night, a few tens of degrees between tropics and poles. Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet
  • There will be a daily game drive in the park to spot leopards, elephants and tropical birds. Times, Sunday Times
  • Six biogeographical zones, ranging from subtropical forest to highland scrub, host an impressive 151 species of bird, 34 species of mammal, 228 species of butterfly and countless plants. Taiwan's Greatest Ascent
  • There has been no trend in tropical cyclone intensity or frequency worldwide. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unless you live in the tropics, even the most toned among us is apt to uncover lackluster skin when summer comes.
  • We have virtually no fossils of tropical fleshy algae, especially the small soft epilithic species that characterize primary productivity on modern reefs.
  • An objective analogue prediction model of tropical cyclone track is brought forward that considers the synthetical evaluation environment.
  • Experts warn overdevelopment is threatening the golden seashores in Hainan island, the popular sub-tropical tourist destination.
  • Rosella seedlings are available through local nurseries from September onwards in the subtropics or during the dry season in tropical regions.
  • The hikers start in tropical rainforest territory and travel through moorlands, alpine meadows and glaciers on the summit.
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