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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Tropic of Capricorn mean? 

  The noun TROPIC OF CAPRICORN has 1 sense:

1. a line of latitude about 23 degrees South of the equator

  Familiarity information: TROPIC OF CAPRICORN used as a noun is very rare.

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Sense 1Tropic of Capricorn [BACK TO TOP]


A line of latitude about 23 degrees South of the equator

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Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

tropic (either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics)

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