noun plural (the hot regions between or (loosely) near these lines: The ship is heading for the tropics.) tropikerna

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  • tropics — [also T ] region of the earth lying between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn; Torrid Zone * * * …   Universalium

  • tropics — [also T ] region of the earth lying between the Tropic of Cancer & the Tropic of Capricorn; Torrid Zone …   English World dictionary

  • Tropics — The Tropics are centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere, at approximately 23°26 (23.4°) N latitude, and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere at 23°26 (23.4°) S latitude.… …   Wikipedia

  • tropics — in·ter·tropics; neo·tropics; semi·tropics; sub·tropics; tropics; …   English syllables

  • tropics — n. in the tropics (to live in the tropics) * * * in the tropics (to live in the tropics) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tropics — [[t]trɒ̱pɪks[/t]] N PLURAL: the N The tropics are the parts of the world that lie between two lines of latitude, the tropic of Cancer, 231/2° north of the equator, and the tropic of Capricorn, 231/2° south of the equator …   English dictionary

  • tropics — noun 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. Syn: tropical zone, torrid zone See Also: tropical …   Wiktionary

  • tropics — Synonyms and related words: Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Torrid Zone, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, climate, clime, equator, furnace, hell, horse latitudes, inferno, latitude, longitude,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • TROPICS —    two parallels of latitude on either side of the equator, which mark the limits N. and S. of the sun s verticality to the earth s surface, the distance being in each case 23½°; the northern tropic is called the Tropic of Cancer, and the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • tropics — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. torrid zone, equator, Equatorial Africa, South America, Amazon, the Congo, the Pacific Islands; see also jungle …   English dictionary for students

  • tropics — trop·ic || trÉ‘pɪk / trÉ’ n. (Geography, Astronomy) either of two latitudinal parallels on the globe and their celestial equivalents that mark the sun s most northerly and southerly points (at approx. 23.5 deg. N and S latitude) adj. concerning …   English contemporary dictionary

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