intertropical

adjective
in·​ter·​trop·​i·​cal | \ ˌin-tər-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce intertropical (audio) \

Definition of intertropical

1 : situated between or within the tropics
2 : relating to regions within the tropics : tropical

Examples of intertropical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located 1600 kilometers south of Honolulu, the atoll sits just shy of 6° north of the equator, on the edge of the intertropical convergence zone, a band of ocean known for slack winds and abundant rainfall. Kenneth R. Weiss, Science | AAAS, 27 Aug. 2020 The intertropical convergence, or ITC, is an area of consistently severe weather near the equator. Jeff Wise, Popular Mechanics, 1 June 2020

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First Known Use of intertropical

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Intertropical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intertropical. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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