wind rose
noun Etymology: German Windrose compass card Date: 1846 a diagram showing for a given place the relative frequency or frequency and strength of winds from different directions

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  • wind rose — /wind/ 1. a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions. 2. a diagram showing the relation of wind direction to other weather conditions at a given location. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • Wind rose — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind rose — wind′ rose [[t]wɪnd[/t]] n. mer a map symbol showing, for a given locality or area, the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions …   From formal English to slang

  • wind rose — n. a diagram that shows for a particular place the frequency and intensity of wind from different directions …   English World dictionary

  • wind rose — noun weather map showing the frequency and strength of winds from different directions • Hypernyms: ↑weather map, ↑weather chart * * * noun 1. a. : a European poppy (Papaver argemone) adventive in No. America having red dark eyed flowers …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind rose — A wind rose is a graphic tool used by meteorologists to give a succinct view of how wind speed and direction are typically distributed at a particular location. Presented in a circular format, the wind rose shows the frequency of winds blowing… …   Wikipedia

  • wind rose — A diagram for a given location showing the relative frequency and the velocity of the wind from a selected compass direction. A wind rose indicates how wind speed and directions are typically distributed at a particular location. Presented in a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • wind rose — vėjo rožė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Diagrama, vaizduojanti pagrindines vėjų kryptis ir greitį kurioje nors vietoje per tam tikrą laikotarpį. atitikmenys: angl. wind rose vok. Windrose, f rus. роза ветров, f …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wind rose — /ˈwɪnd roʊz/ (say wind rohz) noun a diagram which shows for a given locality or area the frequency and strength of the wind from various directions …   Australian English dictionary

  • Wind Rose —   A diagram that indicates the average percentage of time that the wind blows from different directions, on a monthly or annual basis …   Energy terms

  • wind rose — noun a diagram showing the relative frequency of wind directions at a place …   English new terms dictionary

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