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noun Meteorology.
rate of change of temperature with distance.
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British Dictionary definitions for temperature gradient

temperature gradient

noun
the rate of change in temperature in a given direction, esp in altitude
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Scientific definitions for temperature gradient

temperature gradient

The rate of change of temperature with displacement in a given direction from a given reference point.
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