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frontolysis

[ fruhn-tol-uh-sis ]

noun

  1. Meteorology. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone.


frontolysis

/ frʌnˈtɒlɪsɪs /

noun

  1. meteorol the weakening or dissipation of a front


frontolysis

/ frŭn-tŏlĭ-sĭs /

  1. The weakening or complete dissipation of a meteorological front caused by a decrease in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time.
  2. Compare frontogenesis


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Word History and Origins

Origin of frontolysis1

First recorded in 1935–40; fronto- + -lysis

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