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See also: Tropics
- plural of
tropics pl (plural only)
- (geography) The region of the Earth centred on the equator and lying between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and characterized by a hot climate.
- 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 201:
- ‘In the tropics one must before everything keep calm.’...He lifted a warning forefinger...‘Du calme, du calme.’
region of the Earth