atmospheric inversion


noun Meteorology.

Definition for atmospheric-inversion (2 of 2)

inversion

[ in-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ɪnˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /

noun


adjective

pertaining to or associated with inversion therapy or the apparatus used in it: inversion boots.

Origin of inversion

1545–55; < Latin inversiōn- (stem of inversiō) a turning in. See inverse, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for atmospheric-inversion

inversion

/ (ɪnˈvɜːʃən) /

noun


Derived Forms

inversive, adjective
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Medicine definitions for atmospheric-inversion

inversion

[ ĭn-vûrzhən ]

n.

The act of inverting or the state of being inverted.
Conversion of a substance in which the direction of optical rotation is reversed.
The taking on of the gender role of the opposite sex.
A chromosomal defect in which a segment of the chromosome breaks off and reattaches in the reverse direction.

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Science definitions for atmospheric-inversion

inversion

[ ĭn-vûrzhən ]

A departure from the normal effect of altitude on a meteorological property, especially an atmospheric condition in which the air temperature rises with increasing altitude.♦ A layer of air that is warmer than the air below it is called an inversion layer. Such a layer traps the surface air in place and prevents dispersion of any pollutants it contains.

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