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Of, at, or near the equator.‘equatorial regions’
tropical, hot, torrid, swelteringView synonyms
- ‘Of these poor and disenfranchised, the majority live a marginal existence in equatorial climates.’
- ‘This map shows the concentration of water vapour close to the soil around the equatorial region of Mars.’
- ‘Low-lying plains sprawl across half the equatorial region in the shape of a scorpion.’
- ‘The climate is equatorial with high temperatures, high humidity, and heavy rainfall, although there is no distinct wet season.’
- ‘The area has an equatorial climate that is very cool and wet, with thick evergreen forests surrounding the tea farms.’
- ‘Physical Rwanda occupies a mountainous region where the equatorial climate is modified by the altitude.’
- ‘The climate was equatorial, with little annual fluctuation in day length or temperature.’
- ‘This was clearly the intent of its designers, since the equatorial and polar regions are of particular interest.’
- ‘The rivalry between the European colonial powers in Africa reached a peak in these unclaimed and unexplored regions of the equatorial belt.’
- ‘The island has an equatorial climate, with little variation in temperature throughout the year.’
- ‘Chambers are subspherical to incipiently squat, in some cases bulging slightly in their equatorial regions.’
- ‘With its equatorial climate, Bushara Island is truly ideal.’
- ‘There are two dry seasons and two rainy seasons, but the equatorial climate is very hot and humid year-round.’
- ‘These are all in circular prograde orbits near Neptune's equatorial plane, and they probably formed in place.’
- ‘The mountain spans five climate zones from the equatorial to the arctic.’
- ‘Although most of the world was dry, climate stratification allowed a narrow equatorial tropical belt to develop.’
- ‘Hydrogen in lesser concentrations also was detected in the equatorial regions.’
- ‘The warm water and air masses move eastward across the equatorial region, until they reach the west coast of the Americas.’
- ‘It is a rich, green environment that provides a year-round equatorial climate.’
- ‘The climate is equatorial with a mean annual rainfall of 1200 mm and a mean annual temperature of 25°C.’
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