Adjective "katabatic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌkatəˈbatɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a wind) caused by local downward motion of cool air.
  1. 'The most extreme type of katabatic wind is found in the Antarctic where cold gusts of wind surge across the polar ice caps.'
  2. 'This was the katabatic wind rolling down off the polar plateau, picking up speed from the slow gravitational forces that pulled it downwards over the vast expanses of ice.'

Definitions

1. (of a wind or air current) moving downward or down a slope.Compare anabatic (def 1).

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be katabatic."

"wells can be katabatic."

"terms can be katabatic."

"shows can be katabatic."

"pressures can be katabatic."

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Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek katabatikos, from katabainein ‘go down’.