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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(Sometimes called depression.) In meteorology, an &ldquo;area of low pressure,&rdquo; referring to a minimum  of [[atmospheric pressure]] in two dimensions (closed isobars) on a [[constant-height chart]] or a  minimum of height (closed contours) on a [[constant-pressure chart]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Since a low is, on a [[synoptic chart]], always associated with [[cyclonic circulation]], the term is  used interchangeably with [[cyclone]]. <br/>''Compare'' [[high]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">(Sometimes called depression.) In meteorology, an "area of low pressure," referring to a minimum  of [[atmospheric pressure]] in two dimensions (closed isobars) on a [[constant-height chart]] or a  minimum of height (closed contours) on a [[constant-pressure chart]].</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Since a low is, on a [[synoptic chart]], always associated with [[cyclonic circulation]], the term is  used interchangeably with [[cyclone]]. <br/>''Compare'' [[high]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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low

(Sometimes called depression.) In meteorology, an "area of low pressure," referring to a minimum of atmospheric pressure in two dimensions (closed isobars) on a constant-height chart or a minimum of height (closed contours) on a constant-pressure chart.

Since a low is, on a synoptic chart, always associated with cyclonic circulation, the term is used interchangeably with cyclone.
Compare high.