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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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Examples from the Web for Temperate Zone
Historical Examples
  • So if they found a mineral deposit, it would have been in a Temperate Zone.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • In the Temperate Zone there is no regularity in the monthly rates of rainfall.

    Rural Hygiene Henry N. Ogden
  • We love to see any redness in the vegetation of the Temperate Zone.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau
  • It's all very uncertain, but most interesting to a lady from the Temperate Zone.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • A wonderful day, but somehow I am glad I was born in the Temperate Zone.

    Diplomatic Days Edith O'Shaughnessy
  • The Temperate Zone of the north is the most favoured of all these.

  • The best honey is the product of the milder parts of the Temperate Zone.

    Locusts and Wild Honey John Burroughs
  • Their origin is to be sought for in the Temperate Zone, and not between the tropics.

  • Here was a field which required the products of the Temperate Zone.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • In this condition few inhabitants of the Temperate Zone could relish it.

    Cocoa and Chocolate Arthur W. Knapp
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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