[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /
a wind with a velocity and direction that are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force to the centrifugal force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars.
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What does “vacillate” mean?
Compare geostrophic wind.
Origin of gradient wind
First recorded in 1905–10
Words nearby gradient wind
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