wind scale

wind scale
A measurement scale for wind speed.

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  • wind scale — n. a scale used in meteorology to designate relative wind intensities, as the Beaufort scale …   English World dictionary

  • wind scale — noun an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane) • Syn: ↑Beaufort scale • Hypernyms: ↑scale, ↑scale of measurement, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind scale — /wind/ a numerical scale, as the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • wind scale — /ˈwɪnd skeɪl/ (say wind skayl) noun a numerical scale, like the Beaufort scale, for designating relative wind intensities …  

  • Beaufort wind scale — ranges of wind speeds which are reported as nautical miles per hour in marine weather forecasts while general weather forecasts report wind speeds in kilometres per hour. Beaufort values 13 to 17 have wind speeds in knots at 72 80, 81 89, 90 99,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Wind — For other uses, see Wind (disambiguation). Wind, from the …   Wikipedia

  • scale of measurement — noun an ordered reference standard judging on a scale of 1 to 10 • Syn: ↑scale, ↑graduated table, ↑ordered series • Derivationally related forms: ↑scale (for: ↑scale) …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind-force — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a definite number (as 5 or 7) on an arbitrary wind scale compare beaufort scale 2. : the pressure exerted by a wind …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind instrument — /wind/ a musical instrument sounded by the breath or other air current, as the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, or flute. [1575 85] * * * ▪ music Introduction       any musical instrument that uses air as the primary vibrating medium for the… …   Universalium

  • Wind speed — is the speed of wind, the movement of air or other gases in an atmosphere. It is a scalar quantity, the magnitude of the vector of motion.Wind speed has always meant the movement of air in an outside environment, but the speed of air movement… …   Wikipedia

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