fractus


fractus
Clouds in the form of irregular and ragged shreds. The term applies to stratus and cumulus clouds. Fracto is used as a prefix for cloud forms to indicate that clouds are broken into irregular fragments.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • fractus — [frak′təs] n. [L, pp. of frangere, BREAK] a species of cumulus clouds (cumulus fractus) or stratus clouds (stratus fractus) with a ragged, shredded appearance …   English World dictionary

  • fractus — [fʀaktys] n. m. invar. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe (in Larousse, 1968); mot lat. « brisé, morcelé », p. p. de frangere. ❖ ♦ Didact. Nuage présentant un aspect irrégulier, déchiqueté. || Des fractus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Fractus — Wolken: Klassifikation Gattungen Cirrus Ci Cirrocumulus Cc Cirrostratus Cs Altocumulus Ac Altostratus As Stratocumulus Sc Stratus St Cumulus Cu Nimbostratus Ns …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fractus — /frak teuhs/, adj. Meteorol. (of a cloud) containing small, individual elements that have a ragged appearance. [ < L fractus ptp. of frangere to BREAK] * * * …   Universalium

  • fractus — /frak teuhs/, adj. Meteorol. (of a cloud) containing small, individual elements that have a ragged appearance. [ < L fractus ptp. of frangere to BREAK] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fractus — noun a cloud species which consists of broken shreds of cloud, like scud. Associated with cumulus, and stratus genera. Source [ …   Wiktionary

  • fractus —   L. weak. The spikelets are pendulous because they terminate long thin panicle branches …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • Fractus cloud — Fractus clouds over the Považský Inovec mountains. Abbreviation St fr., Cu fr., Frnb Genus Cumulus or Stratus …   Wikipedia

  • Cumulus fractus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cumulus fractus Nubes cumulus fractus Género: Cumulus o Stratus Especie …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bufo fractus — Bufo fractus …   Wikipédia en Français


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