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Adjective: tropic  tró-pik
  1. Relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
    "tropic islands";
    - tropical
     
  2. Of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics
    "tropic weather";
    - tropical
Noun: tropic  tró-pik
  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

Derived forms: tropics

See also: equatorial, hot

Type of: latitude, line of latitude, parallel, parallel of latitude

Encyclopedia: Tropic, UT