[ an-uh-bat-ik ]
/ ˌæn əˈbæt ɪk /
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pertaining to an uphill wind produced by the effects of local heating.Compare katabatic.
(formerly) pertaining to any upward-moving air current.
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British Dictionary definitions for anabatic
/ (ˌænəˈbætɪk) /
meteorol (of air currents) rising upwards, esp up slopesCompare katabatic
Word Origin for anabatic
C19: from Greek anabatikos relating to ascents, from anabainein to go up; see anabasis
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Scientific definitions for anabatic
[ ăn′ə-băt′ĭk ]
Relating to warm, rising wind currents, especially those that are driven up the slopes of hills, mountains, and peaks. When air comes in contact with the warm ground surface, the air heats up, becomes less dense, and rises upward. Anabatic winds are especially common during the daytime in fair weather conditions. Compare katabatic.
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