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Definition 1: of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where tropical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tropical year

Definition 2: relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tropical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tropical islands
  • tropical fruit

Synonyms for tropical in the sense of this definition

(tropical is similar to ...) of or existing at or near the geographic equator

"equatorial Africa"

Definition 3: characterized by or of the nature of a trope or tropes; changed from its literal sense - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(tropical is similar to ...) (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech

"figurative language"

(tropical belongs to category ...) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

Definition 4: of weather or climate; hot and humid as in the tropics - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tropical or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tropical weather

Synonyms for tropical in the sense of this definition

(tropical is similar to ...) 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

"hot stove" "hot water" "a hot August day" "a hot stuffy room" "she's hot and tired" "a hot forehead"

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