Tropical
Tropical Trop"ic*al, a. [Cf. L. tropicus of turning, Gr. ?. See {Tropic}, n.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. [From {Trope}.] Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • tropical — tropical, ale, aux [ trɔpikal, o ] adj. • 1824; de tropique 1 ♦ Qui concerne les tropiques, la zone intertropicale, les régions situées autour de chaque tropique, de part et d autre de la zone équatoriale proprement dite. ⇒ équatorial. Région,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • tropical — TROPICÁL, Ă, tropicali, e, adj. Care ţine de tropice, care se află în regiunea tropicelor, specific tropicelor. ♢ Căldură tropicală = căldură dogoritoare, caniculară. – Din fr. tropical. Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  TROPICÁL adj …   Dicționar Român

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  • Tropical — (Ханиоти,Греция) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: Chanioti, Ханиоти, 63085, Греци …   Каталог отелей

  • Tropical — (Порту,Португалия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Gil Vicente, 167, Бонфим, 4000 256 Порту, Португалия …   Каталог отелей

  • Tropical —   [ trɔpɪkəl; englisch, eigentlich »tropisch«] der, s/ s, Textiltechnik: Fresko. * * * Trọ|pi|cal [...ikl̩], der; s, s [engl. tropical, eigtl. = tropisch]: leichtes, poröses Kammgarngewebe in Leinwandbindung für leichte Sommeranzüge u.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • tropical — adj. 2 g. 1. Dos trópicos. 2. Que fica ou vive entre os trópicos. 3. calor tropical: calor excessivo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • tropical — tropical, ale (tro pi kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient au tropique ; qui se trouve sous un tropique. La végétation tropicale. Les arbres tropicaux.    Régions tropicales, contrées placées entre les tropiques. 2°   Par extension, très chaud,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • tropical — 1520s, “pertaining to the celestial tropics,” from TROPIC (Cf. tropic) + AL (Cf. al) (1). In reference to the torrid zones of the earth, from 1690s …   Etymology dictionary

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