frontogenesis

noun

front·​o·​gen·​e·​sis ˌfrən-tō-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce frontogenesis (audio)
: the coming together into a distinct front of two dissimilar air masses that commonly react upon each other to induce cloud and precipitation

Examples of frontogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here, an impressive snow band will set up as a result of frontogenesis, where air masses of different temperatures lead to convergence and rapid ascent of air. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frontogenesis was in 1931

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“Frontogenesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frontogenesis. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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