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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A meteorological diagram depicting the distribution of wind direction and speed at a location over a period of time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A diagram in which the speed and direction of the winds at a particular location are represented by lines of varying thickness and length superimposed on a compass rose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a table of the points of the compass, giving the states of the barometer, etc., connected with winds from the different directions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A table or diagram showing the relative frequency of winds blowing from the different points of the compass, or the relative amount of total wind-movement for each direction; also, a table or diagram showing the connection between the wind-direction and any other meteorological element: thus, a thermal wind-rose shows the average temperature prevailing with winds from different directions.
  • n. See rose and Rœmeria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. weather map showing the frequency and strength of winds from different directions

Etymologies

Translation of German Windrose, compass card : Wind, wind, air + Rose, rose.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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