frontogeneses

frontogenesis

[fruhn-tuh-jen-uh-sis]
noun Meteorology.
the formation or increase of a front or frontal zone.
Compare frontolysis.


Origin:
1930–35; fronto- + -genesis

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frontogenesis (ˌfrʌntəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)
 
n
meteorol the formation or development of a front through the meeting of air or water masses from different origins
 
frontogenetic
 
adj
 
frontoge'netically
 
adv

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frontogenesis   (frŭn'tō-jěn'ĭ-sĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
The formation or intensification of a meteorological front caused by an increase in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontolysis.
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