geostrophic

adjective
geo·​stroph·​ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈsträ-fik How to pronounce geostrophic (audio) \

Definition of geostrophic

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

Other Words from geostrophic

geostrophically \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈsträ-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geostrophically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of geostrophic

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geostrophic

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

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“Geostrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geostrophic. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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