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noun 
  1. An unnamed tropical weather pattern "to investigate" for development into a significant (named) system. A temporary designation by the U.S. http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/ Naval Research Lab Joint Typhoon Warning Center and http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center. Internal jargon (possibly teletype abbreviation) in the 1980's. Appears today on some tracking maps, e.g. tropical storm advisories at the http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/ wunderground.com tropical weather page. Designation, e.g. <code>91e</code>, is a cyclic number (90-99) and a letter suffix for oceanic region:
    • <code>a</code> - Arabian Sea
    • <code>b</code> - Bay of Bengal
    • <code>c</code> - North Central Pacific Ocean
    • <code>e</code> - Northeast Pacific Ocean
    • <code>l</code> - North Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea
    • <code>p</code> - South Pacific Ocean
    • <code>s</code> - South Indian Ocean
    • <code>w</code> - Northwest Pacific Ocean
verb 
  1. (dated) To clothe or wrap (with garments).
  2. To envelop, wrap, cover.
    • 1667: Night / Invests the Sea, and wished Morn delayes " John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 207-8
      1. To commit money or capital in the hope of financial gain.
      2. To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.
      The contributors to the Wikipedia and Wiktionary projects have invested countless hours into this resource..
      1. To ceremonially install someone in some office.
      2. To formally give someone some power or authority.
      3. To lay siege to.
      4. (intransitive): To make investments.
Etymology: From Latin investire, from in- + vestire "clothe".


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