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cloud formation

[′klau̇d fȯr′mā·shən]
(meteorology)
The process by which various types of clouds are formed, generally involving adiabatic cooling of ascending moist air.
A particular arrangement of clouds in the sky, or a striking development of a particular cloud.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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