adiabatic gradient

noun

Definition of adiabatic gradient 

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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