in·​ter·​trop·​i·​cal ˌin-tər-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce intertropical (audio)
: situated between or within the tropics
: relating to regions within the tropics : tropical

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This causes the intertropical convergence zone (or ITCZ)—an area of low pressure that forms a band girdling the Earth—to shift northwards from the Equator towards the Tropic of Cancer. Anusha Krishnan, Quartz, 30 May 2022 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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Word History

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of intertropical was in 1794

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“Intertropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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