Definition of Torrid Zone

1. Noun. The part of the Earth's surface between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn; characterized by a hot climate.

Exact synonyms: Tropical Zone, Tropics
Generic synonyms: Climatic Zone
Derivative terms: Tropic



Definition of Torrid Zone

1. Noun. The region, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, characterised by a hot and humid climate; the tropics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Torrid Zone

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1. The History of America by William Robertson (1822)
"... the measurement of the earth by Eratosthenes, supposed the torrid zone to ... more than twelve degrees on eaeh side of the equator to the torrid zone. ..."

2. The Physical Geography of the Sea by Matthew Fontaine Maury (1855)
"The Torrid Zone impassable to the Right Whale, 553. 526. THERE is a movement of the waters of the ocean which, though it be a translation, ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"The scorching beams under the equinoctial, or extremity of cold within the circle arctic, where the very seas are frozen, cold or torrid zone, cannot avoid ..."

4. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"The scorching beams under the equinoctial, or extremity of cold within the circle arctic, where the very seas are frozen, cold or torrid zone, cannot avoid ..."

5. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"The torrid zone experiences only two seasons, the one Tempera- dry, and the other ... The countries of the torrid zone where no vapours rise into the air, ..."

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