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Tem'perate Zone"



Geog.
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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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