antitrades


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an·ti·trade

 (ăn′tĭ-trād′)
n. often antitrades
The westerly winds above the surface trade winds of the tropics, which become the prevailing westerly winds of the middle latitudes.

antitrades

(ˈæntɪˌtreɪdz)
pl n
1. (Physical Geography) winds in the upper atmosphere blowing in the opposite direction from and above the trade winds
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Noun1.antitrades - wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade windsantitrades - wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds
prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
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But LC is itself antitrades union in much of its spokespersons' pronouncements, and is also riven with politicalproblems (as are trade unions) which should be addressed more publicly.