Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Between or within the tropics.
  • adj. Of or relating to the tropics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Between, or within the tropics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Situated between or within the tropics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated between the tropics.

Etymologies

inter- +‎ tropical (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This area of greater heat acts as zone of thermal lows known as the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

    Global-scale circulation of the atmosphere

  • Towering Atlantic storms are common this time of year near the equator - an area known as the intertropical convergence zone.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News

  • Towering Atlantic storms are common this time of year near the equator _ an area known as the intertropical convergence zone.

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  • Towering Atlantic storms are common this time of year near the equator †"an area known as the intertropical convergence zone.

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  • This calls immediately for the application of the precautionary principle and stop flights through local intertropical convergence or divergence regions until the matter is settled by deliberations among all knowledgable sections of society, expert and otherwise.

    Global Voices in English » Air Bus AF 447: Sorrow, lack of information and sensationalism

  • The planet's major rain forests are found in the intertropical convergence zone, a region over the tropical oceans where the tradewinds from the northern and southern hemispheres converge, creating a continuous band of clouds.

    The Most Amazing Rain Forests

  • The strong influence of the warm El Niño currents, the cold and dry Humboldt current and the effects of the intertropical convergence zone produce a broad fluctuation of tides, strong climatic pressure and sporadic formations of frost.

    Manabí mangroves

  • The intertropical convergence zone draws in surface air from the subtropics.

    Global-scale circulation of the atmosphere

  • On these modified graphics, we can better visualize the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), subtropical high pressure zone, and the subpolar lows.

    Global-scale circulation of the atmosphere

  • Note that the line representing the intertropical convergence zone is not straight and parallel to the lines of latitude.

    Global-scale circulation of the atmosphere

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