Associations to the word «Tropical»


TROPICAL, adjective. Of or pertaining to the tropics, the equatorial region between 23 degrees north and 23 degrees south.
TROPICAL, adjective. From or similar to a hot humid climate, e.g. tropical fruit, tropical weather.
TROPICAL, adjective. (dated) Pertaining to, involving, or of the nature of a trope or tropes; metaphorical, figurative.
TROPICAL, noun. A tropical plant.
TROPICAL ALMOND, noun. The Indian almond, Terminalia catappa
TROPICAL ALMONDS, noun. Plural of tropical almond
TROPICAL ARC, noun. A weak aurora above the tropics
TROPICAL ASTROLOGY, noun. (astrology) A form of astrology that measures the position of the sun relative to the vernal equinox. This does not compensate for the precession of Earth's axis, so that the zodiac signs move around the sky relative to the vernal equinox by about one sign every 2150 years.
TROPICAL CYCLONE, noun. A cyclonic storm that has winds of at least 17 m/s (39 mph) but not greater than 33 m/s (74 mph).
TROPICAL CYCLONES, noun. Plural of tropical cyclone
TROPICAL DEPRESSION, noun. (meteorology) a region of low pressure that develops into a hurricane or tropical storm
TROPICAL DEPRESSIONS, noun. Plural of tropical depression
TROPICAL DISEASE, noun. (medicine) any infectious disease which occurs only, or more often, in tropical or subtropical regions
TROPICAL GEOMETRY, noun. (mathematics) A recent branch of geometry that can be described as a piecewise linear version of real algebraic geometry.
TROPICAL RAINFOREST, noun. A forest with high rate of precipitation and high humidity, usually located near the equator.
TROPICAL SPRUE, noun. A particular disease whose major symptom is malabsorption.
TROPICAL STORM, noun. A cyclone, within the tropics, in which the wind speed on the surface is between about 30 and 75 miles per hour.
TROPICAL STORMS, noun. Plural of tropical storm
TROPICAL YEAR, noun. The time that it takes for the Sun to return to the same position along the ecliptic, as viewed from the Earth, especially:
TROPICAL YEAR, noun. A vernal equinox year, the time between two successive vernal equinoxes.
TROPICAL YEARS, noun. Plural of tropical year

Dictionary definition

TROPICAL, adjective. Relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator); "tropical islands"; "tropical fruit".
TROPICAL, adjective. Of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic; "tropical year".
TROPICAL, adjective. Characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense.
TROPICAL, adjective. Of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics; "tropical weather".

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