non·​trop·​i·​cal | \ ˌnän-ˈträ-pi-kəl How to pronounce nontropical (audio) \

Definition of nontropical

: 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 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 By early next week, Kyle is predicted to transition to a relatively harmless nontropical weather system over the North Atlantic. Fox News, 15 Aug. 2020 Storm Dennis, the second-strongest nontropical storm on record in the North Atlantic Ocean, caused widespread flooding across parts of the United Kingdom on Sunday, along with winds exceeding hurricane force. Washington Post, 16 Feb. 2020 Meteorologists are tracking two other nontropical weather systems with increased chances of becoming tropical or subtropical depressions later this week. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 7 Oct. 2019 One reason to be cautious about interpreting the lightning as an unprecedented event is that lightning can also occur in intense nontropical storms that affect the Arctic, though no such large and potent storm was present Saturday. Andrew Freedman, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Aug. 2019 It is expected to form a nontropical low pressure system Wednesday night or Thursday morning after the disturbance comes into contact with a cold front of dense air, the NHC said. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of nontropical

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nontropical was in 1841

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20 Nov 2021

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“Nontropical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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