Term: Freezing Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The process by which a liquid changes phase into a solid; a synonym of solidification.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

1.The phase transition of a substance passing from the liquid to the solid state; solidification; the opposite of fusion. In meteorology, this almost invariably applies to the freezing of water. The phase change from the gaseous to the solid state is deposition. Like condensation, the freezing of water involves the process of nucleation. See ice point, freezing point, true freezing point, melting point. 2.Said of an environment when its temperature is equal to or less than 0C (32F).  AMSglossary 

The change in state of matter from liquid to solid that occurs with cooling. Usually used in meteorology when discussing the formation of ice from liquid water.  PhysicalGeography