Definition of anabatic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈbadik/


(Of a wind) caused by local upward motion of warm air. Compare with katabatic.
Example sentences
  • A katabatic wind is a wind that is blowing down a slope, and an anabatic wind blows up a slope.
  • In addition, you can have thermals combining with the anabatic flows up a slope for convergence.
  • The most convenient features for anabatic and katabatic streams are the concepts of mountain-valley breezes.


Early 20th century: from Greek anabatikos, from anabatēs 'a person who ascends', from anabainein 'walk up'.

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Syllabification: an·a·bat·ic

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