- a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
- a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
If something is 'in the doldrums' it means a state of depression or inactivity.
Example: The housing market was in the doldrums and nothing was selling. Origin:The phrase comes from a real part of the ocean where there is no wind.
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- a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and PacificFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=doldrums
The region of calms and variable winds in equatorial seas, often accompanied by heavy rain, thunderstorms and squalls.
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(dŏl'drŭmz) noun plural
[ Confer Gael. doltrum
grief, vexation?] A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors. To be in the doldrums
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noun a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific
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• (n. pl.) A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors.
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equatorial regions of light ocean currents and winds within the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), a belt of converging winds and rising air ... [4 related articles]
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Among seamen, doldrums are the parts of the ocean near the equator that abound in calms, squalls, and light baffling winds; otherwise known as the horse-latitudes.
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Area of low atmospheric pressure and calm westerly winds located at the equator. Similar to Intertropical Convergence Zone.
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Located between 30 degrees North and 30 degrees South latitudes in the vicinity of the equator, this area typically has calm or light and variable winds. Also a nautical term for the equatorial trough. Related terms: Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), Horse Latitudes and Dave's Dictionary
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Regions of low wind, calms, and strong upward air movement around the equator, produced by the convergence of the southeast and northeast trade winds. Sailing ships were often becalmed there.
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doldrums (dol'drumz) or equatorial belt of calms,area around the earth centered slightly north of the equator between the two belts of trade winds. The large amount of solar radiation that arrives at the earth in this area causes intense heating of the land and ocean. This heating results in the...
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In geography the doldrums is a region of calms and baffling winds near the equator.
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Area of low atmospheric pressure along the Equator, in the intertropical convergence zone where the northeast and southeast trade winds converge. The doldrums are characterized by calm or very light winds, during which there may be sudden squalls and stormy weather. For this reason the areas are avoided as far as possible by sailing ships
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The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage, in which it refers to those parts of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm. The low pressure is caused by the centrifugal force from the rotati...
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the regions on either side of the equator where air pressure is low and winds are light.
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The area of light winds within 10 degrees of the equator.
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area near equator that experiences low pressures and light shifting winds.
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A nautical term for the equatorial region of light winds between the trade winds of the two hemispheres.
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An area between the weather systems of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres characterized by frustrating light winds, major shifts in wind direction and sudden violent squalls.
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Located between 30 degrees North and 30 degrees South latitudes in the vicinity of the equator, this
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