Definition of Fujita scale in English:

Fujita scale

Syllabification: Fu·ji·ta scale
Pronunciation: /fo͞oˈjētə ˌskāl/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Fujita-Pearson scale)


  • A scale of tornado severity with numbers from 0 to 6, based on the degree of observed damage.


mid 20th century: named after Dr. Tetsuya Theodore Fujita (1920–1988), the meteorologist who chiefly devised it.

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