tropically

tropical

[trop-i-kuhl for 1–4, 6; troh-pi-kuhl for 5]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, occurring in, or inhabiting the tropics, especially 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.
noun
6.
tropicals, lightweight clothing, suitable for warm, especially summer weather.

Origin:
1520–30; tropic + -al1

tropicality, noun
tropically, adverb
hypertropical, adjective
nontropical, adjective
nontropically, adverb
untropical, adjective
untropically, adverb
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tropical (ˈtrɒpɪkəl)
 
adj
1.  situated in, used in, characteristic of, or relating to the tropics
2.  (of weather) very hot, esp when humid
3.  rhetoric of or relating to a trope
 
tropi'cality
 
n
 
'tropically
 
adv

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