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trop·ic 1

1. Either of two parallels of latitude on the earth, one 23°26′ north of the equator and the other 23°26′ 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 tropics.
2. Astronomy Either of two corresponding parallels of celestial latitude that are the limits of the apparent northern and southern passages of the sun.
Of or relating to the tropics; tropical.

[Middle English tropik, from Old French tropique, from Late Latin tropicus, from Latin, of a turn, from Greek tropikos, from tropē, a turning; see trep- in Indo-European roots.]

tro·pic 2

Relating to or exhibiting tropism.

[From -tropic.]

tro′pi·cal·ly adv.


1. Of, occurring in, or characteristic of the tropics.
2. Hot and humid; torrid.
A tropical plant.

trop′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.tropically - in a tropical mannertropically - in a tropical manner; "it was tropically hot in the greenhouse"
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(ˈtropik) noun
either of two imaginary circles running round the earth at about 23 degrees north (Tropic of Cancer) or south (Tropic of Capricorn) of the equator.
ˈtropics noun plural
the hot regions between or (loosely) near these lines. The ship is heading for the tropics.
ˈtropical adjective
1. of the tropics. The climate there is tropical.
2. growing etc in hot countries. tropical plants.
ˈtropically adverb
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