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weather map

noun
1.
a map or chart showing weather conditions over a wide area at a particular time, compiled from simultaneous observations at different places.
Origin of weather map
1870-1875
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75
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  • But for the weather map, I think we should still be in the dark in regard to it.

  • The explanation is the weather map, which is lying on his desk.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men

    Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • These may be combined in a variety of ways on the weather map.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • The weather map must be watched at sowing time to make sure of a moist seed-bed.

  • Prior to the advent of the weather map the world was in absolute ignorance of the laws governing the atmosphere.

  • At present, when a buyer or a seller of wheat arrives at an Exchange, he goes at once to consult the weather map of the day.

    Cyrus Hall McCormick

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • Nor must the amateur husbandman scan with too anxious eye the weather map and the clouds.

    Why Worry? George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
  • It is not necessary to prolong this list of those who use the weather map, because the popular demand for it speaks for itself.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • As a rule a weather map covers a wider area than that of the country in which it is published.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
British Dictionary definitions for weather map

weather map

noun
1.
a synoptic chart showing weather conditions, compiled from simultaneous observations taken at various weather stations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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weather map in Culture

weather map definition


A map showing the weather patterns throughout a given region.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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