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wind shear

 (wĭnd)
n.
A significant variation in the speed or velocity of the wind with respect to location or altitude, as in the speed change of a downdraft, or in the directional change of lateral winds along the edge of a thunderstorm.

wind shear

(wɪnd)
n
(Aeronautics) stress on an aircraft in an area in which winds of different speeds and directions are close together

wind′ shear`

(wɪnd)
n.
1. the rate at which wind velocity changes from point to point in a given direction.
2. a condition, dangerous to aircraft, in which the speed or direction of the wind changes abruptly.

wind shear

A change of wind direction and magnitude.
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