Meaning of “subtropical” in the English Dictionary

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"subtropical" in British English

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uk /ˌsʌbˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us /ˌsʌbˈtrɑː.pɪ.kəl/

belonging to or relating to parts of the world that are immediately south or north of the tropics (= the hottest areas) and have very hot weather at some times of the year:

a subtropical climate
Subtropical regions are cooler than equatorial regions.

(Definition of “subtropical” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subtropical" in American English

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subtropicaladjective [ not gradable ]

/sʌbˈtrɑp·ɪ·kəl/ also subtropic, /sʌbˈtrɑp·ɪk/

of or characteristic of the areas bordering the tropics (= hottest area of the earth)

(Definition of “subtropical” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)