stationary front

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

Origin of stationary front

First recorded in 1935–40

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Scientific definitions for stationary front

stationary front

[ stāshə-nĕr′ē ]

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

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