- (context, preposition) circa
- The document was written in the Middle Ages, 1250.
- (context, noun) city
- (in a person) The state of being calm; peacefulness; absence of worry, anger, fear or other strong negative emotion.
- (in a place or situation) The state of being calm; absence of noise and disturbance.
- A period of time without wind.
- (transitive) To make calm.
- (intransitive) To become calm.
- (context, of a person) peaceful, quiet
- (context, of a place or situation) Free of noise and disturbance.
- carbon copy
- (context, medicine) chief complaint
- circuit court
- City College
- closed caption
- w:Community college, Community College
- courtesy copy
- Creative Commons
- credit card
- cubic centimetre
noun (plural: ceilings)
- The upper limit of an object or action.
- price ceilings
- The plane or planes that bound the upper limit of a room.
- the dining room had an ornate ceiling
- (aviation) The highest altitude at which an aircraft may fly.
- (mathematics) The smallest integer greater than or equal to a given number.
- the ceiling of 4.5 is 5
- A device that measures the altitude of the cloud base, especially above an airfield
- the region of the Earth's atmosphere (from 20 to 120 miles above the surface) in which photochemical reactions take place
- (uncountable) A Native American language of the Penutian family of Oregon and Washington.
- (context, physics, Meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type appearing as a thin, white patch of cloud without shadows, composed of very small droplets in the form of grains or ripples. The elements may be merged or separate, and more or less regularly arranged; they subtend an angle of less than 1Â° when observed at an angle of more than 30Â° above the horizon. Holes or rifts often occur in a sheet of cirrocumulus. Abbreviated Cc.
- (meteorology) A principal high-level cloud type appearing as a whitish veil, usually fibrous but sometimes smooth, which may totally cover the sky and which often produces halo phenomena, either partially or completely. Sometimes a banded aspect may appear, but the intervals between the bands are filled with thinner cloud veil. The edge of the veil of cirrostratus may be straight and clean-cut, but more often it is irregular and fringed with cirrus. Some of the ice crystals that comprise the cloud are large enough to fall and thereby produce a fibrous aspect. Cirrostratus occasionally may be so thin and transparent as to render it almost indiscernible, especially through haze or at night. At such times, the existence of a halo may be the only revealing feature, such as producing a halo around the moon. Abbreviated: Cs.
statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative
- the weather averaged over a long period of time
- The long-term manifestations of weather. The climate of a specified area is represented by the
values are obtained (generally 30 years).
- of, or relating to, or influenced by climate
(rfc-level, Translations at L3+)
- The science that deals with climates, and investigates their phenomena and causes.
- A visible mass of water droplets suspended in the air.
- Any mass of dust, steam or smoke resembling such a mass.
- Anything which makes things foggy or gloomy.
- A group of objects, especially suspended above the ground or flying.
- He opened the door and was greeted by a of bats.
- To become foggy or gloomy, to become obscured from sight.
- To make obscure (e.g. to cloud the issue).
- The altitude of the base of a mass of cloud; measured by a ceilometer
- (Meteorology). A cold front is the leading edge of an advancing mass of cold air.
- (idiom) A period of exceptionally cold weather.
- A recent damaged citrus crops.
- The act or process of condensing or of being condensed; the state of being condensed.
- The act or process of reducing, by depression of temperature or increase of pressure, etc., to another and denser form, as gas to the condition of a liquid or steam to water.
- A rearrangement or concentration of the different constituents of one or more substances into a distinct and definite compound of greater complexity and molecular weight, often resulting in an increase of density, as the condensation of oxygen into ozone, or of acetone into mesitylene.
- The process of conveying something.
- (physics) The transmission of heat in a fluid or gas by the circulation of currents.
- (meteorology) The vertical movement of heat and moisture, especially by updrafts and downdrafts in an unstable air mass. The terms convection and thunderstorm are often used interchangeably, although thunderstorms are only one form of convection. Towering cumulus clouds are visible forms of convection.
- the act of moving toward union or uniformity.
- a meeting place
- We built a homestead at the of two rivers
- the intersection of three electron beams for red, green and blue onto a single pixel in a CRT
- (mathematics) the process of approaching some limiting value
- (physiology) the coordinated focusing of the eyes, especially at short range
- (biology) the evolution of similar structures or traits in unrelated species in similar environments; convergent evolution
- the merging of distinct technologies, industries, or devices into a unified whole (ex AT&T buying out every other company to have a monopole as they did in the 1980's and have succeeded into doing once more after the recent purchase of cingular.)
noun (plural: coronae or coronas)
- A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward for distinguished services.
- (star): The luminous plasma atmosphere of the Sun or other star, extending millions of kilometres into space, most easily seen during a total solar eclipse,
- (biology): Any crown-like appendage of a plant or animal.
- (electrical): a low energy discharge caused by ionization of a gas by an electric field quite common at conductor bends of 12kV or higher.
noun Crepuscular ray
- A sunbeam seen just after sunset or just before sunrise, caused by a cloud below the horizon and dust particles in the air above the horizon.
- A cloud shadow cast on the bright sky.
noun (plural: cumulonimbi)
- A cloud, with a tall structure and a flat base, that is often associated with thunderstorms.
- A large white puffy cloud that develops through convection. On a hot, humid day, they can form towers and even become cumulonimbus clouds.
- 2007 September 1, "Who"s afraid of Google?: The world"s internet superpower faces testing times", in w:The Economist, The Economist, The Economist Newspaper Ltd, ISSN 0013-0613, volume 384, number 8544, page 9,
- :Ironically, there is something rather cloudlike about the multiple complaints surrounding Google. The issues are best parted into two cumuli: a set of "public" arguments about how to regulate Google; and a set of "private" ones for Google"s managers, to do with the strategy the firm needs to get through the coming storm.
- A mound or heap.
- (meteorology) the process which leads to the formation of tropical storms, cyclones and hurricanes; typically involves an interaction that leads to vertical wind shear
- A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure. A cyclone rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere (opposite to that of an anticyclone). Modern meteorology restricts the use of the term cyclone to the cyclonic-scale circulations. But, it is still applied popularly to the more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils (which may in fact exhibit anticyclonic rotation), and even, very loosely, to any strong wind. Because cyclonic circulation and relative low atmospheric pressure usually coexist, in common practice the terms cyclone and low are used interchangeably. Also, because cyclones nearly always are accompanied by inclement (sometimes destructive) weather, they are frequently referred to simply as storms.
- A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.
- of, or pertaining to a cyclone
- (meteorology) rotating in the same direction as the Earth i.e. anticlockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere