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 Dictionary entry overview: What does prevailing wind mean? 

  The noun PREVAILING WIND has 1 sense:

1. the predominant wind direction

  Familiarity information: PREVAILING WIND used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The predominant wind direction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Context example:

the prevailing wind is from the southwest

Hypernyms ("prevailing wind" is a kind of...):

air current; current of air; wind (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "prevailing wind"):

antitrades (wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds)

trade; trade wind (steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator)

antitrade; antitrade wind (winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics)

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