stationary front
noun Date: circa 1940 the boundary between two air masses neither of which is replacing the other

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stationary front — n. Meteorol. a front that is not moving or is moving at a speed of less than about five miles per hour …   English World dictionary

  • Stationary front — A stationary front is a boundary between two different air masses, neither of which is strong enough to replace the other. They tend to remain essentially in the same area for extended periods of time, and waves sometimes propagate along the… …   Wikipedia

  • stationary front — A front in which the air masses are not in motion. If the front is displaced progressively in the direction of warm air, it is a cold front. On the other hand, if the movement is in the direction of cold air, it is a warm front. The weather… …   Aviation dictionary

  • stationary front — noun : the boundary between two air masses neither of which is replacing the other see front illustration * * * Meteorol. a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all. [1935 40] * * * stationary front,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stationary front — Meteorol. a front between warm and cold air masses that is moving very slowly or not at all. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • stationary front — noun A boundary between air masses that is neither advancing nor retreating …   Wiktionary

  • stationary front — the line that divides between two air masses with similar thermal characteristics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quasi-stationary front — A weather front that moves at a speed of less than five knots. Commonly known as a stationary front …   Aviation dictionary

  • quasi-stationary front — A weather front which is moving slowly and irregularly so that it cannot be described as either a cold front or a warm front …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • front — /frunt/, n. 1. the foremost part or surface of anything. 2. the part or side of anything that faces forward: the front of a jacket. 3. the part or side of anything, as a building, that seems to look out or to be directed forward: He sat in the… …   Universalium

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