windchill factor
noun see windchill

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • windchill factor — [wind′chil΄] n. an estimated measurement of the cooling effect of air and wind, esp. when applied to the loss of body heat from exposed skin; chill factor: also windchill index …   English World dictionary

  • windchill factor — noun see windchill * * * /wind chil , win /, Meteorol. the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed. Also, wind chill factor, wind chill factor. Also called chill factor, wind… …   Useful english dictionary

  • windchill factor — /wind chil , win /, Meteorol. the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed. Also, wind chill factor, wind chill factor. Also called chill factor, wind chill, windchill index. [1945 …   Universalium

  • windchill factor — wind′chill fac tor [[t]ˈwɪndˌtʃɪl[/t]] n. mer the apparent temperature felt on the exposed human body owing to the combination of temperature and wind speed • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • windchill — noun Date: 1939 a still air temperature that would have the same cooling effect on exposed human skin as a given combination of temperature and wind speed called also chill factor, windchill factor, windchill index …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • windchill — wind·chill win(d) .chil n a still air temperature that would have the same cooling effect on exposed human flesh as a given combination of temperature and wind speed called also chill factor, windchill factor, windchill index * * * wind·chill… …   Medical dictionary

  • factor — fac|tor1 W1S3 [ˈfæktə US ər] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(cause/influence)¦ 2¦(level on a scale)¦ 3 by a factor of five/ten etc 4¦(mathematics)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: facteur, from Latin factor doer, maker , from facere to do, make ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • windchill — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun or windchill factor : a still air temperature with the same cooling effect on exposed human flesh as a given combination of temperature and wind speed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Windchill — Gefühlte Temperaturdifferenz (Windchill Faktor) bei 0 °C in Abhängigkeit vom Wind Der Windchill (engl. für Windkühle bzw Windfrösteln) beschreibt den Unterschied zwischen der gemessenen Lufttemperatur und der gefühlten Temperatur in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • windchill — The perceived temperature in winter when wind is blowing or when riding an open vehicle (motorcycle, snowmobile, etc.). It is calculated with the following formula Windchill Temperature = 0.045*(5.2735*SQROOT(W) + 10.45 0.2778*W)*(T 33.0)+33 WCF …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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