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chill factor

noun, Meteorology
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Examples for chill factor
  • Opium has the chill factor of pop, but a total body high.
  • The chill factor is one way to quantify the effects of air speed on heat loss.
  • The wind chill factor can make those already cold temperatures seem even colder.
  • Humidity combined with temperature make up the heat index, which is similar to the wind chill factor in winter.
  • In the winter, windbreaks reduce the wind chill factor.
  • The exposure times are based on the wind chill factor.
  • One commenter stated that the wind chill factor must be considered in the outdoor housing of dogs and cats.
chill factor in Science
chill factor
  (chĭl)   
See wind-chill factor.
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