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/mänˈso͞on/,/ˈmänˌso͞on/,
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monsoons, plural;
  1. A seasonal prevailing wind in the region of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, blowing from the southwest between May and September and bringing rain (the wet monsoon), or from the northeast between October and April (the dry monsoon)

  2. The rainy season accompanying the wet monsoon


  1. a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
  2. rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
  3. any wind that changes direction with the seasons
  4. Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by seasonal changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea. ...
  5. Monsoon is the fifth studio album and first major label album by American alternative rock band Caroline's Spine. It featured almost entirely songs that can be found on their previous independent releases but were re-recorded or remastered for this album. ...
  6. Monsoon was an early to mid 1980s UK progressive rock trio that consisted of singer Sheila Chandra, record producer Steve Coe, and bass guitarist Martin Smith. They are best remembered for their number 12 hit single in the UK Singles Chart in 1982, "Ever So Lonely".
  7. Monsoon (Aloba Dastoor) is a fictional mutant character in the Marvel Comics Universe. Aloba's first appearance was in X-Factor vol. 1 #99.
  8. Monsoon is an 1988 album by the Little River Band.
  9. Monsoon is Preston School of Industry's 2004 second album. The album holds a score of 62 out of 100 from aggregate review website Metacritic.
  10. Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season; Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions; The rains themselves; Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics
  11. (Monsoons) Climate characterized by (a) a long winter-spring dry season which includes a "cold season" followed by a short "hot season" immediately preceding the rains, (b) a summer and early autumn rainy season which is usually very wet (but highly variable (but highly variable from year to ...
  12. (monsoons) Seasonal winds crossing Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia; during summer bring rains. (p. 52)
  13. season of wind originating from the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, these winds are usually accompanied by heavy rains.
  14. A seasonal reversal of wind patterns caused by the different heating and cooling rates of the oceans and continents.
  15. The seasonal shift of winds created by the great annual temperature variation that occurs over large land areas in contrast with associated ocean surfaces. The monsoon is associated primarily with the moisture and copious rains that arrive with the southwest flow across southern India. ...
  16. A seasonal wind. The northern Australian monsoon season generally lasts from December to March. It is associated with the inflow of moist west to northwesterly winds into the monsoon trough, producing convective cloud and heavy rainfall over northern Australia. ...
  17. The seasonal shifting of winds caused by big temperature changes. Monsoons occur over large land areas and create huge amounts or rain. Monsoons are most common in eastern Asia, but they can also happen in the southwestern part of the United States.
  18. a period of heavy rainfall, especially during the summer over South and Southeast Asia
  19. Heavy winds characterized by a pronounced seasonal change in direction. Winds usually blow from land to sea in the winter, while in the summer, the flow reverses and precipitation is more common. Monsoons are most typical in India and southern Asia. [Chemical Geology; v259; 168-80; 2009; DOI:10. ...
  20. a large-scale, strong and constant air current in the tropics and subtropics. The monsoon changes direction twice a year. This is caused by annual changes in the altitude of the sun. ...
  21. when the principal wind direction changes noticeably with the season. The main cause is the heating and cooling of a nearby ocean depending on summer and winter, such as the Indian Ocean and the India monsoon for example.
  22. Very persistent winds which may blow for months at a time from one general wind direction during one season and then a quite different, often opposing direction for another season. Originally, the name for the seasonal winds that blow across the Arabian Sea. ...
  23. a wind that blows northward from the Indian Ocean toward the Asian continent, carrying moisture-laden air with it
  24. A seasonal wind caused primarily by a greater annual variation of temperature over large land area than over neighboring ocean surfaces causing an excess of pressure over the continents in the winter and a deficit in the summer; monsoons are strongest in Asia, but also occur on the coasts of ...
  25. A seasonal wind that brings rain to many places of the world, for example India and Southern Asia