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air pocket

A·ïr pock·et
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ah-eer pok-it]
    • /ˈɑ ɪər ˈpɒk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ah-eer pok-it]
    • /ˈɑ ɪər ˈpɒk ɪt/

Definitions of air pocket words

  • noun air pocket a localized region of low air density or a descending air current, causing an aircraft to suffer an abrupt decrease in height 3
  • noun air pocket any pocket of air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, as in a pipe 3
  • noun air pocket a downdraft or, sometimes, an updraft that can cause an aircraft to change altitude suddenly 3
  • noun air pocket An air pocket is a small area filled with air that prevents the flow of a liquid or gas, for example, in a pipe. 3
  • noun air pocket (not in technical use) a nearly vertical air current that can cause an aircraft to experience a sudden change in altitude, usually a decrease. 1
  • noun air pocket current of air 1

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Origin of air pocket

First appearance:

before 1910
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1910-15

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Parts of speech for Air pocket

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

air pocket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

air pocket usage trend in Literature

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