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mon·soon

 (mŏn-so͞on′)
n.
1. A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.
2. A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer.
3. A similar seasonal wind, as in the southwest United States, that brings increased rainfall.
4. The rain that comes with any of these winds or wind systems.

[Obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim, season, from wasama, to mark; see wsm in Semitic roots.]

mon·soon′al adj.
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monsoon

(mɒnˈsuːn)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a seasonal wind of S Asia that blows from the southwest in summer, bringing heavy rains, and from the northeast in winter
2. (Physical Geography) the rainy season when the SW monsoon blows, from about April to October
3. (Physical Geography) any wind that changes direction with the seasons
[C16: from obsolete Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monção, from Arabic mawsim season]
monˈsoonal adj
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mon•soon

(mɒnˈsun)

n.
1. the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and S Asia, blowing from the SW in summer and from the NE in winter.
2. (in India and nearby lands) the season during which the SW monsoon blows, commonly marked by heavy rains; rainy season.
[1575–85; < Dutch monssoen (now obsolete) < Portuguese monção, earlier moução < Arabic mawsim season]
mon•soon′al, adj.
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mon·soon

(mŏn-so͞on′)
1. A system of winds that influences the climate of a large area and that reverses direction with the seasons. Monsoons are caused primarily by the seasonal changes in temperature over large areas of land and water.
2. In southern Asia, a wind that blows from the southwest in summer and usually brings heavy rains.
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monsoon

A regular wind that reverses direction with the changing of the seasons.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asiamonsoon - a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
2.monsoon - rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
rainy season - one of the two seasons in tropical climates
3.monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Translations
أمطار مَوْسِمِيَّهرِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌريح مَوْسِمِيَّه
monzunobdobí dešťů
monsunregntid
monsuunimonsuuni-ilmastomonsuunisademonsuunituulisadekausi
monsun
monszun
monsúntímimonsúnvindur
モンスーン
우기
lietingas metų laikasmusonas
lietus periodsmusons
monzún
monsun
ฤดูมรสุม
musonmuson mevsim yağmurlarımuson rüzgarı
gió mùa

monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
A. Nmonzón m
B. CPD the monsoon rains NPLlas lluvias monzónicas
monsoon season Népoca f monzónica, estación f de los monzones
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monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn]
n
(= downpour) → pluie f torrentielle
the monsoon (= season) → la mousson
the end of the monsoon → la fin de la mousson monsoons
npl
the monsoons → la mousson
modif [rain] → de mousson; [season] → de la mousson monsoon rainsmonsoon rains nplpluies fpl de mousson
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monsoon

nMonsun m; the monsoon rainsder Monsunregen; the monsoons, the monsoon seasondie Monsunzeit
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monsoon

[mɒnˈsuːn] nmonsone m
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monsoon

(monˈsuːn) noun
1. a wind that blows in Southern Asia, from the south-west in summer, from the northeast in winter.
2. the rainy season caused by the southwest monsoon.
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monsoon

رِيحٌ مُوسِمِيَةٌ monzun monsun Monsun μουσώνας monzón monsuuni mousson monsun monsone モンスーン 우기 moesson monsun monsun monção муссон monsun ฤดูมรสุม muson gió mùa 季风
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Nourished by rain carried by the monsoon, southern China slowly changed into a humid monsoon climate with fertile soil.
In a statement, the company said since the beginning of July this year, the coastal areas of Cambodia have been affected by the southwest monsoon climate and low pressure effect.
The prevailing waterlogging in this region was mainly caused by the monsoon climate and, partially, the rotated rice-wheat cropping system, which causes the subsoil compact to accommodate flooding rice farming [12].
Pakistan has in most areas of agriculture a monsoon climate and there might be abundant rainfall during the wet season and then a very long dry season where crop production depends very heavily on irrigation water.
Shakil Ahmed of National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, spoke on the Pakistan summer monsoon climate system and characteristics of extreme events.
The HRB is dominated by a semimoist and semiarid continental monsoon climate with cold, dry winters and hot, humid summers.
Cambodia has a monsoon climate, with a six-month wet season and a six-month dry season.
Climate: tropical monsoon climate with high humidity throughout the year; typhoon season from July through November
He said the embassy's designers chose plant varieties specifically for their tolerance of the monsoon climate's heat and seasonal droughts.