Tropical

Definition of Tropical

Trop´ic`al
a.1.Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical diseases.
2.Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.
The foundation of all parables is some analogy or similitude between the tropical or allusive part of the parable and the thing intended by it.
- South.
Tropic month
See Lunar month, under Month.
Tropic year
the solar year; the period occupied by the sun in passing from one tropic or one equinox to the same again, having a mean length of 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, 46.0 seconds, which is 20 minutes, 23.3 seconds shorter than the sidereal year, on account of the precession of the equinoxes.

Related Words

aestival, blood-hot, blood-warm, calid, equatorial, genial, hot, luke, lukewarm, mild, room-temperature, subtropical, summery, sunny, sunshiny, temperate, tepid, thermal, thermic, toasty, torrid, tropic, unfrozen, warm, warm as toast, warmish
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