non·​trop·​i·​cal ˌnän-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce nontropical (audio)
: of, relating to, or occurring outside of the tropics : not tropical
nontropical plants
a nontropical storm system

Examples of nontropical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other words, a compact tropical storm formed at the core of a nontropical system. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2022 The other system is farther north, a disorganized set of showers and thunderstorms associated with a weak nontropical low pressure system a few hundred miles east of Bermuda. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Nov. 2022 Scientists for years have expressed concerns that climate change was increasing Alaska's risk of large nontropical cyclones. Harold Maass, The Week, 19 Sep. 2022 For years, scientists have expressed concern that climate change has set the stage for greater impacts from large nontropical cyclones in Alaska. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, 18 Sep. 2022 About 1,500 nautical miles away, on a decidedly nontropical First Avenue in Manhattan, the lines stretched a city block as the weary queued up for hours outside a mobile coronavirus testing site. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 The study authors recommended swapping animal fats, such as lard or tallow, for nontropical vegetable oils, including olive oil, corn oil or soybean oil. NBC News, 9 Nov. 2021 Compared with a similar amount of a nontropical vegetable oil, coconut oil does raise both total and LDL cholesterol. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 20 July 2021 Finally, a new system caught the NHC’s attention overnight located in a nontropical area in the far northeast Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles northeast of the Azores. Richard Tribou,, 16 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nontropical was in 1841

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“Nontropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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