Tropic of Capricorn

noun phrase

Definition of Tropic of Capricorn

: the parallel of latitude that is approximately 23¹/₂ degrees south of the equator and that is the southernmost latitude reached by the overhead sun

First Known Use of Tropic of Capricorn

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Tropic of Capricorn

from the sign of the zodiac which its celestial projection intersects

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The first known use of Tropic of Capricorn was in 1625

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“Tropic of Capricorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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