a wind whose velocity and direction are mathematically defined by the balanced relationship of the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis force: conceived as blowing parallel to isobars.
[jee-oh-stey-shuh-ner-ee] /ˌdʒi oʊˈsteɪ ʃəˌnɛr i/ adjective 1. of or relating to a satellite traveling in an orbit 22,300 miles (35,900 km) above the earth’s equator: at this altitude, the satellite’s period of rotation, 24 hours, matches the earth’s and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth: geostationary orbit. /ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɪŋkrənəs/ adjective 1. […]
- Geosynchronous satellite
A satellite that orbits the Earth at an altitude of about 22,000 miles. At this altitude, the satellite circles the Earth every twenty-four hours, so that it remains “stationary” over a particular spot on the surface. Note: This type of satellite is very useful in communications because it can remain in continuous contact with a […]
[jee-oh-sin-klahyn-l] /ˌdʒi oʊ sɪnˈklaɪn l/ adjective 1. Geology. pertaining to a fold that involves a relatively large part of the earth’s surface.
[jee-oh-sin-klahyn] /ˌdʒi oʊˈsɪn klaɪn/ noun, Geology. 1. a portion of the earth’s crust subjected to downward warping during a large span of geologic time; a geosynclinal fold. /ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɪŋklaɪn/ noun 1. a broad elongated depression in the earth’s crust containing great thicknesses of sediment n. 1895, back-formation from geosynclinal (1873); see geo- + synclinal. geosyncline (jē’ō-sĭn’klīn’) […]