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Term: Icing
Definition: 1. In general, any deposit or coating of ice on an object, caused by the impingement and freezing of liquid (usually supercooled) hydrometeors; to be distinguished from hoarfrost in that the latter results from the deposition of water vapor. The two basic types of icing are rime and glaze. See aircraft icing, carburetor icing. 2. A mass or sheet of ice formed during the winter by successive freezing of sheets of water that may seep from the ground, from a river, or from a spring. [Also known as flood icing, flooding ice, aufeis (German), naled (Russian).]
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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