frontogenesis[frän′tō jen′ə sis; also frun′-]
frontogenesis definition by Webster's New World
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the formation of a weather front as a result of contact between two different air masses, usually with resultant clouds and precipitation
Origin: Modern Latin ; from fronto- plush genesis
frontogenesis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. fron·to·gen·e·ses
Formation or intensification of a meteorological front.
frontogenesis - Science Definition
The formation or intensification of a meteorological front caused by an increase in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontolysis.