Definition of equatorial in English:

equatorial

adjective

  • Of, at, or near the equator.

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

equatorial

/ˌɛkwəˈtɔːrɪəl/