warm front

warm front
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wawrm fruhnt]
    • /wɔrm frʌnt/
    • /wɔːm frʌnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wawrm fruhnt]
    • /wɔrm frʌnt/

Definitions of warm front words

  • noun warm front a transition zone between a mass of warm air and the colder air it is replacing. 1
  • noun warm front zone of air between warm and cold masses 1
  • noun warm front the boundary between a warm air mass and the cold air above which it is rising, at a less steep angle than at the cold front 0
  • noun warm front the forward edge of an advancing mass of warm air that replaces colder air, usually while causing steady precipitation 0
  • noun warm front (meteorology) A warm front is the trailing edge of a retreating mass of cold air. 0

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Origin of warm front

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

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Parts of speech for Warm front


warm front popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% 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.

warm front usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for warm front

noun warm front

  • heat wave — an air mass of high temperature covering an extended area and moving relatively slowly.
  • isotherm — Meteorology. a line on a weather map or chart connecting points having equal temperature.

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