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geostrophic wind

noun
1.
a wind whose velocity and direction are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars.
Compare gradient wind.
Origin of geostrophic wind
1915-1920
1915-20
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