tropicality, n.tropically, adv.
/trop"i keuhl/ for 1-4, 6; /troh"pi keuhl/ for 5, adj.
1. pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics, esp. the humid tropics: tropical flowers.
2. very hot and humid: a tropical climate.
3. designed for use in the tropics or in very hot weather (often used in combination): tropical-weight woolens.
4. of or pertaining to either or both of the astronomical tropics.
5. pertaining to, characterized by, or of the nature of a trope or tropes; metaphorical.
6. tropicals, lightweight clothing, suitable for warm, esp. summer weather.
[1520-30; TROPIC + -AL1]

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  • 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 —   [ 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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