adiabat

[ad-ee-uh-bat]
noun
a line on a thermodynamic chart relating the pressure and temperature of a substance undergoing an adiabatic change.

Origin:
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Its projected temperature off the sounding is traced along or parallel to a dry adiabat.
Temperature cannot warm by moving down a wet adiabat because the air would immediately dry to less than saturated conditions.
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