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adj. - Of conditions in the area bordering on either of the two small circles of the celestial sphere on each side of and parallel to the equator at a distance of 23 1/2 degrees which the sun reaches at its greatest declination north or south

Usage examples (38)
  • Even near the equator vegetation at 5000 ft is subtropical rather than tropical
  • Durban was then a relatively sleepy town in subtropical surroundings.
  • (Humidity-triggered bathroom fans, good; a grass roof in subtropical sun, not so good.)
  • This zonal flow is known as the subtropical jet stream. for more
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