the tropics

Definition of the tropics

  1. :  the part of the world that is near the equator where the weather is very warm

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tropicplay tropics
  1. :  either of the two parallels of terrestrial latitude at a distance of about 2312 degrees north or south of the equator where the sun is directly overhead when it reaches its most northerly or southerly point in the sky — compare tropic of cancer, tropic of capricorn

    :  the region lying between the tropics

  1. :  of, relating to, or occurring in the tropics

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of tropism or of a tropism

    :  influencing the activity of a specified gland

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