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[fruhn-tol-uh-sis] /frʌnˈtɒl ə sɪs/

Meteorology. the dissipation or decrease of a front or frontal zone.
(meteorol) the weakening or dissipation of a front
The weakening or complete dissipation of a meteorological front caused by a decrease in the horizontal thermal gradient (the difference in temperature of adjacent air masses) over time. Compare frontogenesis.


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