also orographical adjective Date: circa 1803 of or relating to mountains; especially associated with or induced by the presence of mountains <
orographic rainfall

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  • Orographic — Or o*graph ic, Orographical Or o*graph ic*al, a. Of or pertaining to orography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orographic — Anything that pertains to, or is caused by, mountains, as in orographic clouds, orographic lift, or orographic precipitation. See orographic clouds …   Aviation dictionary

  • orographic — See orography. * * * …   Universalium

  • orographic — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the physical features of mountains, or to orography b) Of or pertaining to the effects of mountains on weather …   Wiktionary

  • orographic —   of mountains …   Geography glossary

  • orographic — [ˌɒrə grafɪk] adjective relating to mountains, especially as regards their position and form. ↘(of clouds or rainfall) resulting from the effects of mountains in forcing moist air to rise. Derivatives orographical adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • orographic —    Pertaining to geographic relief factors, e.g. hills, mountains, plateaus, valleys, and slopes …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • orographic — oro·graph·ic …   English syllables

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  • Orographic lift — A gravity wave cloud pattern analogous to a ship wake in the downwind zone behind the Île Amsterdam, in the far southern Indian Ocean. The island generates wave motion in the wind passing over it, creating regularly spaced orographic clouds. The… …   Wikipedia

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