frontogenesis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1931 the coming together into a distinct front of two dissimilar air masses that commonly react upon each other to induce cloud and precipitation

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  • Frontogenesis — Frontogenesis, in meteorology, refers to the formation or strengthening of an atmospheric front.ee also*Frontolysis …   Wikipedia

  • frontogenesis — [frän΄tō jen′ə sis; ] also [ frun΄tō jen′ə sis] n. [ModL < FRONTO + GENESIS] the formation of a weather front as a result of contact between two different air masses, usually with resultant clouds and precipitation …   English World dictionary

  • frontogenesis — /frun teuh jen euh sis/, n. Meteorol. the formation or increase of a front or frontal zone. Cf. frontolysis. [1930 35; FRONTO + GENESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • frontogenesis — noun the formation or strengthening of an atmospheric weather front. Ant: frontolysis …   Wiktionary

  • frontogenesis — creation of a weather front by meeting of air currents Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • frontogenesis — n. development of a front, coming together of two air masses (Meteorology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frontogenesis — fron·to·genesis …   English syllables

  • frontogenesis — /ˌfrʌntoʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say .fruntoh jenuhsuhs) noun Meteorology the development, or marked intensification, of a front (def. 16). {front (def. 16) + o + genesis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • frontogenesis —   n. meeting of two different air currents creating weather front …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • frontogenesis — |frəntō, rän + noun Etymology: New Latin, from fronto + Latin genesis : the coming together of two dissimilar masses or currents of air in such a way that a distinct front is formed or sharpened between them and that they commonly react upon each …   Useful english dictionary

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