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lapse Tweet Definition of lapse Like Definition of lapse on Facebook
noun 
  1. A temporary failure; a slip.
  2. A decline or fall in standards.
  3. A pause in continuity.
  4. An interval of time between events.
  5. A termination of a right etc, through disuse or neglect.
  6. (weather) A marked decrease in air temperature with increasing altitude because the ground is warmer than the surrounding air. This condition usually occurs when skies are clear and between 1100 and 1600 hours, local time. Strong convection currents exist during lapse conditions. For chemical operations, the state is defined as unstable. This condition is normally considered the most unfavorable for the release of chemical agents. See lapse rate.
  7. A common-law rule that if the person to whom property is will
    1. Verb, willed were to die before the testator, then the gift would be ineffective.
verb (laps, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To suffer a
    1. Noun, lapse
     
lapse rate Tweet Definition of lapse rate Like Definition of lapse rate on Facebook
noun 
  1. The rate of change in atmospheric temperature with increase of height. The variable normally is temperature unless specified otherwise. This is a vertical direction of travel (up or down), and the temperature may rise or fall suddenly.
     
levanter Tweet Definition of levanter Like Definition of levanter on Facebook
noun 
  1. An Easterly wind that blows from the Mediterranean, through the straits of Gibraltar to the Atlantic.
     
lightning Tweet Definition of lightning Like Definition of lightning on Facebook
noun (uncountable, archaic plural lightnings)
  1. The flash of light caused by the discharge of atmospheric electrical charge.
  2. The discharge of atmospheric electrical charge itself.
That tree was hit by .
     
low Tweet Definition of low Like Definition of low on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something that is low.
  2. A depressed mood or situation.
He is in a right now
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To moo.
The cattle were lowing.
adjective 
  1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
  2. Small in height.
  3. depressed, Depressed, sad.
     

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