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TROPICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tropical mean? 

TROPICAL (adjective)
  The adjective TROPICAL has 4 senses:

1. relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
2. of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
3. characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense
4. of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

  Familiarity information: TROPICAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TROPICAL (adjective)


Sense 1tropical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)

Synonyms:

tropic; tropical

Context examples:

tropical islands / tropical fruit

Similar:

equatorial (of or existing at or near the geographic equator)


Sense 2tropical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

tropical year

Pertainym:

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)


Sense 3tropical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense

Similar:

figurative; nonliteral ((used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech)

Domain category:

rhetoric (study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking))


Sense 4tropical [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics

Synonyms:

tropic; tropical

Context example:

tropical weather

Similar:

hot (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning)


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