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tropic

noun uk   /ˈtrɒp.ɪk/  us   /ˈtrɑː.pɪk/
[C] one of the two imaginary lines around the Earth at approximately 23.5 degrees north and 23.5 degrees south of the equatorthe tropics [plural] the hottest area of the Earth, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn: She's a botanist and spent several years researching in the tropics.
Translations of “tropic”
in Vietnamese chí tuyến, nhiệt đới…
in Spanish trópico…
in Thai เขตร้อนของโลก…
in Malaysian garisan…
in French tropique (du cancer/du capricorne)…
in German der Wendekreis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回歸線…
in Indonesian tropik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回归线…
(Definition of tropic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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