Temperate Zone


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Tem·per·ate Zone

 (tĕm′pər-ĭt, tĕm′prĭt)
Either of two intermediate latitude zones of the earth, the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, or the South Temperate Zone, between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Temperate Zone

n
(Physical Geography) those parts of the earth's surface lying between the Arctic Circle and the tropic of Cancer and between the Antarctic Circle and the tropic of Capricorn

Tem′perate Zone`


n.
the part of the earth between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere or between the tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Hemisphere, having a climate that is warm in the summer, cold in the winter, and moderate in the spring and fall.

Temperate Zone

Either of two zones of the Earth of intermediate latitude, the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, or the South Temperate Zone, between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn.
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Noun1.Temperate Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer or between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of CapricornTemperate Zone - the part of the Earth's surface between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer or between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by temperate climate
climatic zone - any of the geographical zones loosely divided according to prevailing climate and latitude
Translations
mérsékelt égöv
References in classic literature ?
These Kaolians are most noble fighters, nor are the green men of the equator one whit less warlike than their cold, cruel cousins of the temperate zone.
The hard soil and four months of snow make the inhabitant of the northern temperate zone wiser and abler than his fellow who enjoys the fixed smile of the tropics.
The middle region of our being is the temperate zone.
Its air is much more attenuated than ours, its oceans have shrunk until they cover but a third of its surface, and as its slow seasons change huge snowcaps gather and melt about either pole and periodically inundate its temperate zones.
This is an appearance which I have never observed in the temperate zones.
Then came the rain--not as it comes to us of the temperate zones, but as a mighty avalanche of water--a deluge which spills tons instead of drops upon the bending forest giants and the terrified creatures which haunt their shade.
And that's because the temperate zone has brought us two important benefits - industrialisation and seasons.
Contract award: manufacturing thermostable colorful fabrics te temperate zone, warm zone and desert area.
That was unfair, because it was the people of the rich countries in the temperate zone - North America, Europe and Japan, mainly - who industrialised early and started burning large amounts of fossil fuel as long as two centuries ago.
Plants native to the jungle should not be exposed to night temperatures below 55 degrees, whereas temperate zone plants may do their best at 40 degrees.
These tightly-coupled mutualisms between ants and trees are still unknown in the temperate zone, though they do exist between ants and many common forest understory herbs, such as trillium and bloodroot, which provide similar food rewards for dispersing their seeds.
As temperatures shift, foreign flora and fauna relocate into the newly temperate zone, compromising the fragile ecology of Australia's rarefied alpine habitats.