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adiabat

[ad-ee-uh-bat] /ˈæd i əˌbæt/
noun
1.
a line on a thermodynamic chart relating the pressure and temperature of a substance undergoing an adiabatic change.
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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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