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geostrophic

[jee-uh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the balance between the Coriolis force and the horizontal pressure force in the atmosphere.
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Origin of geostrophic

First recorded in 1915–20; geo- + strophic
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British Dictionary definitions for geostrophic

geostrophic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or caused by the force produced by the rotation of the earthgeostrophic wind
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