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Meaning of barotropy

ba•rot•ro•py

Pronunciation: (bu-ro'tru-pē), [key]
— n. Meteorol.
  1. a state of fluid stratification in which surfaces of constant pressure and others of constant density do not intersect but are parallel. Cf. baroclinity.
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