inactive front

inactive front

[in′ak·tiv ′frənt]
(meteorology)
A front, or portion thereof, that produces very little cloudiness and no precipitation, as opposed to an active front. Also known as passive front.
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There remains a theory, as outlined in the Guardian story, that the soldier was posing for a photograph when he was picked off by a sniper who was still present on an inactive front.
Indeed, any new war between North and South will not be limited to this part of Sudan, but will rather set ablaze yet again all currently inactive fronts, especially in the East, and the current front in Darfur will be rekindled.

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