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Having the shape of a cumulus.
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(Physical Geography) resembling a cumulus cloud
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(ˈkyu myə ləˌfɔrm)

having the appearance or character of cumulus clouds.
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Adj.1.cumuliform - shaped like a cumulus cloud
circular, round - having a circular shape
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Some are connected to a cumulus congestus cloud, some to a cumuliform cloud and some to a cumulonimbus cloud.
A downdraft is defined as a current of air common in cumuliform clouds and poses risks to light aircraft and helicopters, especially those flying near the ground.
The images are grouped into five categories: stratiform, cumuliform, waveform, and cirriform clouds and clear sky according to the morphology and generating mechanism of the cloud [26].
Unstable, warm-season air currents rise to form billowing cumuliform clouds that do one of two things: either they rise, form and dissipate; or, with sufficient moisture, energy and instability, they rise, consolidate and grow into convective thunderstorms.
They are connected to a towering cumuliform cloud or a cumulonimbus cloud.
Yes, fluffy clouds are cumuliform clouds, they have cumulus in their names, the flat sheet type clouds are stratiform clouds that are thin and smooth to fly through.
A waterspout usually appears as a funnel-shaped cloud that occurs over a body of water, connected to a cumuliform cloud.
TWIST AND SPOUT Tornadoes are violently rotating columns of air suspended from so-called cumuliform clouds, which are dense, tall, and characterized by rising mounds, domes, or towers of condensed water vapor.
We can't determine anything about cloud coverage, but since convection is suppressed, cumuliform clouds are unlikely.