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Definition of Tropical


  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.
  2. Rhetorically changed from its exact original sense; being of the nature of a trope; figurative; metaphorical.

Tropical Quotations

We don't need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth's surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.
E. O. Wilson

Everything, however complicated - breaking waves, migrating birds, and tropical forests - is made of atoms and obeys the equations of quantum physics. But even if those equations could be solved, they wouldn't offer the enlightenment that scientists seek. Each science has its own autonomous concepts and laws.
Martin Rees

To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn't seem to give a very full picture of the world.
Rupert Sheldrake

All we need, really, is a change from a near frigid to a tropical attitude of mind.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done.
Bill Gates
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Tropical Translations

tropical in Afrikaans is tropies
tropical in Dutch is tropisch
tropical in French is tropical
tropical in German is tropisch, tropisch, tropische
tropical in Spanish is tropical
tropical in Swedish is tropiska
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