A tropic can refer to:
In geography, either of two circles of latitude:
- Tropics, referring to the tropical regions of the world. A circle of latitude, on the Earth, is an imaginary East - West circle connecting all locations (not taking into account elevation that share a given For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Cancer (novel. The Tropic of Cancer, or Northern tropic, is one of five This article describes the unit of angle For other meanings see Degree. For the novel by Henry Miller, see Tropic of Capricorn (novel. This article describes the unit of angle For other meanings see Degree. The Tropics are centered on the Equator and limited in Latitude by the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere at approximately 23°26' (23
- Tropic, Florida, a town in the United States
- Tropic, Utah, a town in the United States
In transportation: Tropic was an unincorporated area in Brevard County, Florida, United States. Tropic is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States, along Utah Scenic Byway 12. The SS Tropic was a Steamship operated by the White Star Line.
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- Either of the two parallels of latitude 23°27′north and south of the equator; the farthest points at which the sun can be directly overhead; the boundaries of the torrid zone or tropics.
- Of, or relating to the tropics; tropical.
- (weather, climate) hot and humid.
- (biochemistry) (noncomparative) Having the quality of indirectly inducing a biological or chemical change in a system or substrate.
- one of two specific lines of latitude that divide the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively; the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer
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