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"tropical" in British English

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tropicaladjective

uk   /ˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˈtrɑː.pɪ-/
B2 geography, environment from or ​relating to the ​area between the two ​tropics: tropical ​fish a tropical ​island/​region/​climate Leprosy is one of the few tropical diseases which could ​soon be ​eradicated. She ​specializes in tropical medicine (= the ​treatment of ​diseases from the tropical ​areas of the ​world). The Amazon ​riverbasincontains the world's ​largest tropical rainforest. The ​hurricane was ​downgraded to a tropical storm when ​itsspeeddropped to 70mph.
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informal geography, environment extremelyhot: The ​weather was ​positively tropical last ​summer.

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

"tropical" in American English

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tropicaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtrɑp·ɪ·kəl/
of or ​characteristic of the tropics (= the ​hottestarea of the ​earth): a tropical ​climate a tropical ​storm
(Definition of tropical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tropical”
in Arabic اِسْتِوائي…
in Korean 열대지방의…
in Portuguese tropical…
in Catalan tropical…
in Japanese 熱帯地方の, 熱帯の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热带的, (天气)湿热的…
in Turkish tropikal…
in Russian тропический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱帶的, (天氣)濕熱的…
in Italian tropicale…
in Polish tropikalny…
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