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gradient wind

[wind] /wɪnd/
noun
1.
a wind with a velocity and direction that are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force to the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars.
Compare geostrophic wind.
Origin of gradient wind
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10
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