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Meaning of "contrail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CONTRAIL

From con(densation) + trail.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRAIL

contrail  [ˈkɒntreɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contrail is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

contrail

Contrail

Contrails or vapor trails are long, thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft. Their formation is most often triggered by the water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines, but can also be triggered by the changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface. Like all clouds, contrails are made of water, in the form of a suspension of billions of liquid droplets or ice crystals. Depending on the temperature and humidity at the altitude the contrail forms, they may be visible for only a few seconds or minutes, or may persist for hours and spread to be several miles wide. The resulting cloud forms may resemble cirrus, cirrocumulus, or cirrostratus, and are sometimes called cirrus aviaticus. Persistent spreading contrails are thought by some, without overwhelming scientific proof, to have a significant effect on global climate.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRAIL


Azrael
ˈæzreɪl
bedrail
ˈbɛdˌreɪl
brail
breɪl
Braille
breɪl
derail
dɪˈreɪl
disentrail
dɪsˈɛntreɪl
disentrayle
ˌdɪsɪnˈtreɪl
distrail
dɪsˈtreɪl
entrail
ɪnˈtreɪl
frail
freɪl
graal
ɡreɪl
Grail
ɡreɪl
guardrail
ˈɡɑːdˌreɪl
handrail
ˈhændˌreɪl
headrail
ˈhɛdˌreɪl
interrail
ˈɪntəˌreɪl
monorail
ˈmɒnəʊˌreɪl
rail
reɪl
trail
treɪl
vitrail
ˈvɪtreɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRAIL

contradistinctive
contradistinctively
contradistinguish
contrafagotto
contraflow
contraflow lane
contraflow system
contragestion
contragestive
contrahent
contraindicant
contraindicate
contraindicated
contraindication
contrair
contralateral
contralti
contralto
contranatant
contraoctave

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRAIL

audit trail
blaze a trail
breastrail
campaign trail
condensation trail
curtain rail
dado rail
fire trail
hiking trail
Holy Grail
light rail
nature trail
Oregon trail
pack trail
paper trail
picture rail
serail
third rail
towel rail
vapour trail

Synonyms and antonyms of contrail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «contrail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRAIL

Find out the translation of contrail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contrail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contrail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

轨迹
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

estela
570 millions of speakers

English

contrail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Contrail
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نفاث
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инверсионный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contrail
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

contrail
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

traînée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kontrail
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kondensstreifen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

飛行機雲
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

비행운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contrail
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

contrail
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

contrail
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॉन्ट्रिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jet duman izi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contrail
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

smuga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

інверсійний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Contrail
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

contrail
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

CONT
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

contrail
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

contrail
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of contrail

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRAIL»

The term «contrail» is regularly used and occupies the 79.996 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRAIL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contrail

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRAIL»

Discover the use of contrail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contrail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sulfur oxidation and contrail precursor chemistry
REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE Form Approved OMB No. 0704-0188 Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing ...
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The Best of Professional Pilot's Wxbrief: The First Ten Years
Thus, only a small addition may be necessary for saturation. In warmer temperatures it is unlikely an aircraft's exhaust can produce enough water vapor to saturate the air, even at fairly high humidity. So, although a contrail can initially form in ...
Karsten Shein, Ph.d., Ph. D. Karsten Shein, 2008
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Issues in Transportation Research and Application: 2013 Edition
According to news reporting from Moffett Field, California, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, “This paper describes a class of strategies for reducing persistent contrail formation with the capability of trading off between contrails and ...
‎2013
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Out of the Blue: A 24-Hour Skywatcher's Guide
They are due to condensation of the water vapour emitted by aircraft engines when the aircraft is flying through cool or moist air. If there is a thin layer of cloud below the aircraft, the shadow of a contrail may be visible from the ground as a faint ...
John Naylor, 2002
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Color and Light in Nature
1.4 Contrail shadows 5 ig. 1.4A Contrail shadow projected onto low level stratocumulus as seen rom an aircraft. A glory (Section 4.1 5) is also visible at the antisolar point. Fig. 1.4B Faint contrail shadow cast on hazy air. (Kitt Peak, Arizona) ...
David K. Lynch, William Charles Livingston, 2001
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Aviation and the Global Atmosphere: A Special Report of IPCC ...
Table 3-6: Instantaneous TOA radiative flux changes averaged over a day for shortwave (SW), longwave (LW), and net (= SW + LW) radiation for 100% contrail cover in various regions and seasons, with prescribed surface albedo, contrail ice ...
Joyce E. Penner, 1999
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Modeling Aircraft Contrails and Emission Plumes for Climate ...
During the vortex phase, the vortices induce downward motion on each other, and the contrail-vortex-wake system descends from the flight level. Some jet exhaust and contrail particles detrain from this primary wake due to buoyancy, forming ...
Alexander Dean Naiman, 2011
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Middleware 2011: ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International ...
50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 contrail ping 500 600 100B Message 10MB Message w 400 latenc y [ m s ] latenc y [ m s ] 200 300 1000 fetc hms ea r ite r ite m db cable WiFi 3G blob w sg g r lob s l o w path f a s t path Fig.
Fabio Kon, Anne-Marie Kermarrec, 2011
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Fighter Combat: Tactics and Maneuvering
Along with the techniques already discussed, there are some other practical points worth mentioning about becoming invisible and staying that way during a pitch-back. For instance, the energy fighter pilot should be aware of the contrail level.
Robert L. Shaw, 1985
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Cirrus
The resultant contrail length of about 1500km for a typical aircraft speed of 800km /h and the shift of the circles by 195km with the wind of known speed imply a contrail age of about L7-L9h, Line-shaped contrails are often visible in multispectral ...
David K. Lynch, Kenneth Sassen Department of Meteorology University of Utah, David O'C. Starr Department of Meteorology NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contrail is used in the context of the following news items.
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Zacks Rating on Juniper Networks, Inc.
Effective September 13, 2013, Juniper Networks, Inc. acquired Contrail Networks Inc. Zacks Rating on Whiting Petroleum Corporation. «Money Flow Index, Jul 15»
2
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... are only tomorrows, like your very survival depends on moving forward at all times, because one look back means you're left in the contrail. «Indie Wire, Jul 15»
3
Value Stock to Watch: Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR)
... network services across a distributed infrastructure. Effective September 13, 2013, Juniper Networks, Inc. acquired Contrail Networks Inc. «Enterprise Leader, Jul 15»
4
Destiny's weekend vendor is selling the game's most unusual shotgun
... adds a blue contrail, for 23 Strange Coins; an Emerald Coil, which works the same as a Plasma Drive but gives the Sparrow a green contrail, ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
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Stargazing: The close encounters of Venus and Jupiter in the night sky
The contrail of a southbound jet bisects the scene. Stargazing: The close encounters of Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. X. Share Tweet ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
6
Cool Contrails
If you've lived in a cold climate, you've surely created your personal contrail on a winter morning; it's the cloud of condensing water droplets as ... «The Journal, Jul 15»
7
Analyst Price Target Update on Juniper Networks, Inc.
Effective September 13, 2013, Juniper Networks, Inc. acquired Contrail Networks Inc. What's Popular Now. Controversial "Limitless Pill" Used ... «Insider Trading Report, Jul 15»
8
Russia Military Expansion: Navy's Anti-Submarine Planes To Get …
A contrail from a plane is seen behind a Russian flag in this photo from August 2014. The Russia Defense Ministry said it would be upgrading ... «International Business Times, Jun 15»
9
Company Shares of Juniper Networks, Inc. Drops by -2.46%
Effective September 13, 2013, Juniper Networks, Inc. acquired Contrail Networks Inc. What's Popular Now. Divorced for Being "Too Old" See ... «Insider Trading Report, Jun 15»
10
Destiny's rare gear vendor is selling one of the best PvP guns this …
... for 1 Strange Coin apiece; a Plasma Drive that boosts the speed and durability of rare Sparrow and adds a blue contrail, for 23 Strange Coins ... «Mashable, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Contrail [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contrail>. Feb 2020 ».
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