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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fractus.

NounEdit

fractus (plural fracti)

  1. (meteorology) A cloud species which consists of broken shreds of cloud; scud.[1]
    • 2013, C. Donald Ahrens, Robert Henson, Meteorology Today, 11th Edition, Cengage Learning, page 130,
      FIGURE 5.17 [] The ragged-appearing clouds beneath the nimbostratus are stratus fractus, or scud.

Usage notesEdit

Associated with the cloud genera cumulus and stratus. That is, one may speak of cumulus fractus and stratus fractus (respectively, formerly called fractocumulus and fractostratus).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "fractus" on American Meteorological Society Glossary of Meteorology

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perfect passive participle of frangō (break, fragment).

ParticipleEdit

frāctus m (feminine frācta, neuter frāctum); first/second declension

  1. broken, shattered, having been broken.
  2. vanquished, defeated, having been defeated.

DeclensionEdit

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative frāctus frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta
Genitive frāctī frāctae frāctī frāctōrum frāctārum frāctōrum
Dative frāctō frāctae frāctō frāctīs frāctīs frāctīs
Accusative frāctum frāctam frāctum frāctōs frāctās frācta
Ablative frāctō frāctā frāctō frāctīs frāctīs frāctīs
Vocative frācte frācta frāctum frāctī frāctae frācta

comparative: frāctior, superlative: frāctissimus.

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