Definitions for outflowˈaʊtˌfloʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

out•flowˈaʊtˌfloʊ(n.)

  1. the act of flowing out.

  2. something that flows out.

  3. any outward movement.

Origin of outflow:

1790–1800

Princeton's WordNet

  1. escape, leak, leakage, outflow(noun)

    the discharge of a fluid from some container

    "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"

  2. outflow, effluence, efflux(noun)

    the process of flowing out

  3. spring, fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring(noun)

    a natural flow of ground water

Wiktionary

  1. outflow(Noun)

    The process of flowing out

  2. outflow(Verb)

    To flow outward.

Freebase

  1. Outflow

    Outflow, in meteorology, is air that flows outwards from a storm system. It is associated with ridging, or anticyclonic flow. In the low levels of the troposphere, outflow radiates from thunderstorms in the form of a wedge of rain-cooled air, which is visible as a thin rope-like cloud on weather satellite imagery or a fine line on weather radar imagery. Low-level outflow boundaries can disrupt the center of small tropical cyclones. However, outflow aloft is essential for the strengthening of a tropical cyclone. If this outflow is undercut, the tropical cyclone weakens. If two tropical cyclones are in proximity, the upper level outflow from the system to the west can limit the development of the system to the east.

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