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Tropic of Cancer

Definition of TROPIC OF CANCER

:  the parallel of latitude that is approximately 2312 degrees north of the equator and that is the northernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun
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Origin of TROPIC OF CANCER

from the sign of the zodiac which its celestial projection intersects
First Known Use: 1545
TROPIC OF CANCER Defined for Kids

Tropic of Cancer

geographical name Tropic of Can·cer \ˈkan-sər\

Definition of TROPIC OF CANCER for Kids

the parallel of latitude that is 2312 degrees north of the equator

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