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Meaning of subtropical high

subtrop'ical high'

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— Meteorol. Meteorol.
  1. one of several highs, as the Azores and Pacific highs, that prevail over the oceans at latitudes of about 30 degrees N and S. Also calledCf.(def. 41).
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