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geostrophic

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adjective geo·stroph·ic \ˌjē-ə-ˈsträ-fik\

Definition of geostrophic

  1. :  of, relating to, or arising from the Coriolis force

geostrophically play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of geostrophic

ge- + Greek strophikos turned, from strophē turning — more at strophe


First Known Use: 1916


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