temperate zone

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One of the two theoretical climatic zones that lie between the Tropic of Cancer and the Arctic Circle (23° 27′ and 66° 33′ N, respectively) and between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Antarctic Circle (23° 27′ and 66° 33′ S, respectively). See also frigid zone; torrid zone.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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