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Temperate Zone

noun, Geography
1.
the part of the earth's surface lying between the tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle in the Northern Hemisphere or between the tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle in the Southern Hemisphere, and characterized by having a climate that is warm in the summer, cold in the winter, and moderate in the spring and fall.
Also called Variable Zone.
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  • Here in the Temperate Zone, we find coal and iron ore on the surface of the soil; we have but to stoop and take them.

    What Is Free Trade? Frdrick Bastiat
  • So if they found a mineral deposit, it would have been in a Temperate Zone.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • They swung at corners and made "ladies' change" all through the Temperate Zone.

    The Ruling Passion Henry van Dyke
  • In the Temperate Zone there is no regularity in the monthly rates of rainfall.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • It enjoys the sunshine of the tropics, modified by the freshness of the Temperate Zone.

    Equatorial America Maturin M. Ballou
  • We love to see any redness in the vegetation of the Temperate Zone.

    Excursions and Poems Henry David Thoreau
  • What cities of the tropical part of these states are in the climate of the Temperate Zone?

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • It's all very uncertain, but most interesting to a lady from the Temperate Zone.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • Here was a field which required the products of the Temperate Zone.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • A wonderful day, but somehow I am glad I was born in the Temperate Zone.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
British Dictionary definitions for Temperate Zone

Temperate Zone

noun
1.
those parts of the earth's surface lying between the Arctic Circle and the tropic of Cancer and between the Antarctic Circle and the tropic of Capricorn
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Temperate Zone in Science
Temperate Zone  
Either of two regions of the Earth of intermediate latitude, the North Temperate Zone, between the Arctic Circle and the Tropic of Cancer, or the South Temperate Zone, between the Antarctic Circle and the Tropic of Capricorn.
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