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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 Spanish trópico…
in French tropique (du cancer/du capricorne)…
in German der Wendekreis…
in Chinese (Traditional) 回歸線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 回归线…
(Definition of tropic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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