Definition of Altocumulus

1. Noun. A cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles.

Exact synonyms: Altocumulus Cloud
Generic synonyms: Cumulus, Cumulus Cloud



Definition of Altocumulus

1. n. A fleecy cloud formation consisting of large whitish or grayish globular cloudlets with shaded portions, often grouped in flocks or rows.

Definition of Altocumulus

1. Noun. (physics meteorology) A principal medium-level cloud type, white and/or gray in color, which occurs as a layer or patch with a waved aspect, the elements of which appear as laminae, rounded masses, or rolls. These elements usually are sharply outlined, but they may become partly fibrous or diffuse; they may or may not be merged; they generally have shadowed parts; and, by convection, when observed at an angle of more than 30° above the horizon, subtend an angle between 1 degrees and 5 degrees. (Abbreviated '''A'''c.) ¹

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Definition of Altocumulus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Altocumulus

altitudinal hemianopia
altitudinarian
altitudinous
altivolant
altname
alto
alto-relievo
alto clef
alto clefs
alto relievo
alto rilievo
alto saxophone
alto saxophones
alto saxophonist
altocumuli
altocumulus (current term)
altocumulus cloud
altogether
altogethers
altohyrtin
altoist
altoists
altometer
altometers
altophobia
altoruffled
altos
altostrati
altostratus
altostratus cloud

Literary usage of Altocumulus

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1. Die Fortschritte der Physik by Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (1907)
"... (altocumulus) mit 4400m Höhe, also bereits oberhalb der höchsten Gipfel der Pyrenäen; e) Cirrocumulus in 4200 m Höhe; f) obere Cirrocumulus in 5900m ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... the direction of movement of the altocumulus, cumulus and cumulo-nimbus being almost as regular as that of the upper clouds, but more southerly. ..."

3. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society by Royal Meteorological Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"He had often noticed that cirrus and altocumulus clouds, coming from the South and South-west when the wind was in an Easterly direction, proved a good ..."

4. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"Somewhat lower are the "speckled," "mackerel," and "dappled" skies of cirro-cumulus and altocumulus, the most beautiful of all clouds; we see a wonderful ..."

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