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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Origin of stationary front

First recorded in 1935–40
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Scientific 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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