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stationary front


noun Meteorology.

a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all.

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station wagon, station-to-station, stationary, stationary engine, stationary engineer, stationary front, stationary orbit, stationary point, stationary state, stationary wave, stationer

Origin of stationary front

First recorded in 1935–40
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Science definitions for stationary front

stationary front

[ stāshə-nĕr′ē ]

A transition zone between two nearly stationary air masses of different density. See more at front.
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