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tropic

noun     /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 equatorContinents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation the 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.Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
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