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Definition of Monsoon

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strong wind system from the Indian Ocean blowing for six months from the northeast and six months from the southwest; annual season marked by strong winds and heavy rains
Monsoon Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the Indian Ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of May to the middle of September, and from the northeast from about the middle of October to the middle of December.
  
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monsoon
\mon*soon"\ (?), n. [malay mūsim, fr. ar. mausim a time, season: cf. f. monson, mousson, sr. monzon, pg. monç?o, it. monsone.] a wind blowing part of the year from one direction, alternating with a wind from the opposite direction; -- a term applied particularly to periodical winds of the indian ocean, which blow from the southwest from the latter part of may to the middle of september, and from the northeast from about the middle of october to the middle of december.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
2. rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
(hypernym) rainy season
3. any wind that changes direction with the seasons
(hypernym) wind, air current, current of air
Monsoon Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
A persistent seasonal wind, often responsible for seasonal precipitation regime.
Monsoon Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding 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. Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase.

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Monsoon Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally. (2) A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer; the rain that accompanies this wind.