a) A large white puffy cloud that develops through convection. On a hot, humid day, they can form towers and even become cumulonimbus clouds.

Ironically, there is something rather cloudlike about the multiple complaints surrounding Google. The issues are best parted into two cumuli: a set of “public” arguments about how to regulate Google; and a set of “private” ones for Google’s managers, to do with the strategy the firm needs to get through the coming storm.

b) A mound or heap.

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  • cumulus — [ kymylys ] n. m. • 1830; mot lat. « amas » 1 ♦ Météorol. Gros nuage clair à base horizontale plate et à sommet présentant des protubérances arrondies. Les cumulus sont des nuages de beau temps. 2 ♦ Chauffe eau électrique en forme de gros… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cúmulus — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cumulus Nubes cumulus Altitud: por debajo de 2 km ¿Nube de precipitation? …   Wikipedia Español

  • cumulus — CÚMULUS s.m. Formaţie de nori groşi, albicioşi, cu aspect de grămezi izolate, al căror contur se modifică neîncetat şi care apar la înălţimi de peste 1000 m, semnalând timp frumos. – Din fr., lat. cumulus. Trimis de IoanSoleriu, 01.08.2004. Sursa …   Dicționar Român

  • Cumulus — may refer to:*Cumulus cloud, a type of cloud *Cumulus Media, a radio broadcasting company *Cumulus (software), digital asset management software developed by Canto Software * Cumulus (synthesizer), GPL software synthesizer using grain synthesis …   Wikipedia

  • CUMULUS — apud Solinum, c. 32. in τροεκδόσει, de Nilo exundante, Emissis omnibus cumulis totam fluctuationem erumpere, idem quod tumulus, agger, moles, Graece χῶμα: cuiusmodi aggeres in Nilo ad emittendas aquas aut avertendas neri consuevisse, diximus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • cumulus — (n.) 1650s, a heap, from L. cumulus a heap, pile, mass, surplus, from PIE *ku m olo , suffixed shortened form of root *keue to swell (Cf. Skt. svayati swells up, is strong, Gk. kyein to swell, Lith. ЕЎaunas firm, solid, fit, capable ).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cumulus — Cu mu*lus (k[=u] m[ u]*l[u^]s), n.; pl. {Cumuli} ( l[imac]). [L., a heap. See {Cumber}.] (Meteor.) One of the four principal forms of clouds. See{Cloud}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cumŭlus — (lat.), Haufen, bes. Haufwolke; Cumulostratus, die gethürmte Haufenwolke, s. Wolken …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cumŭlus — (lat.), der Hause; die Haufenwolke, s. Wolken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • cumulus — ► NOUN (pl. cumuli) ▪ cloud forming rounded masses heaped on each other above a flat base at fairly low altitude. ORIGIN Latin, heap …   English terms dictionary

  • cumulus — [kyo͞o′myə ləs] n. pl. cumuli [kyo͞o myo͞olī΄, kyo͞o′myəlī΄] [L, a heap < IE * k̑u melos, a swelling, increase < base * k̑eu , a swelling > CAVE] 1. a heap; mass; pile 2. the type of bright, billowy cloud with a dark, flat base, that… …   English World dictionary

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