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temperature gradient

noun, Meteorology.
rate of change of temperature with distance. Unabridged
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temperature gradient

the rate of change in temperature in a given direction, esp in altitude
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temperature gradient  
The rate of change of temperature with displacement in a given direction from a given reference point.
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