noun Meteorology.
a common state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density are not parallel but intersect.
Also, baroclinicity [bar-uh-kli-nis-i-tee] .
Compare barotropy.

baro- + (in)cline + -ity Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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