noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1934 a process tending to destroy a meteorological front

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  • Frontolysis — in meteorology, is the dissipation or weakening of an atmospheric also*Frontogenesis …   Wikipedia

  • frontolysis — [frun täl′ə sis; ] also [ fräntäl′ə sis] n. [ModL < FRONTO + LYSIS] the process that tends to destroy a weather front, as by mixture of the frontal air …   English World dictionary

  • frontolysis — /frun tol euh sis/, n. Meteorol. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone. Cf. frontogenesis. [1935 40; FRONTO + LYSIS] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • frontolysis — front·o·ly·sis …   English syllables

  • frontolysis — /frʌnˈtɒləsəs/ (say frun toluhsuhs) noun Meteorology the disappearance, or marked weakening of a front (def. 16). {front + o + lysis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • frontolysis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squall — A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. [The Weather Channel. [ Weather Glossary: S.] Retrieved… …   Wikipedia

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

  • 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

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