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barometric gradient

noun, Meteorology

pressure gradient

noun, Meteorology
the change in atmospheric pressure per unit of horizontal distance in the direction in which pressure changes most rapidly.
Also called barometric gradient.
Origin of pressure gradient
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for barometric-gradient

pressure gradient

the change of pressure per unit distance See adverse pressure gradient, favourable pressure gradient
(meteorol) the decrease in atmospheric pressure per unit of horizontal distance, shown on a synoptic chart by the spacing of the isobars
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