adiabatic gradient

noun

Definition of adiabatic gradient

  1. :  the rate at which the temperature of an ascending or descending body of air is changed by adiabatic expansion or compression, being about 1.6° F for each 300 feet of change of height; also :  a curve representing this

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1894

First Known Use of adiabatic gradient

1894


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