adjective Meteorology (of a wind) caused by local upward motion of warm air.
early 20th cent.: from Gk anabatikos, from anabatēs 'a person who ascends'.

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  • Anabatic — An a*bat ic, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to anabasis; as, an anabatic fever. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • anabatic wind — A local wind that flows up the side of the valleys resulting from increased heating along the valley walls. Often anabatic wind results in cumulus clouds along the ridges on either side of the valley. These winds are the opposite of katabatic… …   Aviation dictionary

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  • anabatic wind — noun An upslope wind; usually applied only when the wind is blowing up a hill or mountain as a result of local surface heating and apart from the effects of the larger scale circulation; the opposite of katabatic wind. The most common type… …   Wiktionary

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