Meaning of “tropic” in the English Dictionary

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"tropic" in British English

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tropicnoun

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 equator

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 doing research in the tropics.

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