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Definition of "orographic" [or•o•graph•ic]

  • Of or pertaining to the physical features of mountains, or to orography (adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the effects of mountains on weather (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "orographic" in a sentence
  • "From high above, you can see it moving right through Jamaica, places like Blue Mountain, right near Kingston, has an elevation around 6,000 feet with that of a storm with this magnitude, you have over what we refer to as orographic lift."
  • "You know, in the high elevations, Betty, you mentioned moments ago that mudslides, when you have the heavy rainfall in areas like, say, parts of Cuba, especially the eastern half, you're going to have what they refer to as orographic lift."
  • "And you get a little bit of what we call orographic lift once that moves over the land."