noun (plural: Tropics)
- one of two specific lines of latitude that divide the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively; the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer
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noun (plural tropics)
- either of the two parallels of latitude 23Â°27"north and south of the equator; the farthest points at which the sun can be directly overhead; the boundaries of the torrid zone or tropics
- of, or relating to the tropics; tropical
Etymology: (trope), a turning
- (of the weather, or a climate) hot and humid
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