gradient wind

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  1. 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.

Origin of gradient wind

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby gradient wind Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023