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BEAUFORT SCALE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Beaufort scale mean? 

BEAUFORT SCALE (noun)
  The noun BEAUFORT SCALE has 2 senses:

1. an international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)
2. a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind

  Familiarity information: BEAUFORT SCALE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEAUFORT SCALE (noun)


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Meaning:

An international scale of wind force from 0 (calm air) to 12 (hurricane)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

Beaufort scale; wind scale

Hypernyms ("Beaufort scale" is a kind of...):

graduated table; ordered series; scale; scale of measurement (an ordered reference standard)

Meronyms (parts of "Beaufort scale"):

light air (wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale)

hurricane (a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds moving a 73-136 knots (12 on the Beaufort scale))

storm; violent storm (a violent weather condition with winds 64-72 knots (11 on the Beaufort scale) and precipitation and thunder and lightening)

whole gale (wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale)

strong gale (wind moving 47-54 knots; 9 on the Beaufort scale)

fresh gale (wind moving 39-46 knots; 8 on the Beaufort scale)

moderate gale; near gale (wind moving 32-38 knots; 7 on the Beaufort scale)

calm air (wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale)

fresh breeze (wind moving 19-24 knots; 5 on the Beaufort scale)

moderate breeze (wind moving 13-18 knots; 4 on the Beaufort scale)

gentle breeze (wind moving 8-12 knots; 3 on the Beaufort scale)

light breeze (wind moving 4-7 knots; 2 on the Beaufort scale)

strong breeze (wind moving 25-31 knots; 6 on the Beaufort scale)


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Meaning:

A scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("Beaufort scale" is a kind of...):

metric; system of measurement (a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic)


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