Share this entry

Share this page

Fujita scale

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

Entry from US English dictionary

(also Fujita-Pearson scale)

Definition of Fujita scale in English:

noun

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

Origin

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

Definition of Fujita scale in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something