Snowflake vs Graupel - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between snowflake and graupel

is that snowflake is a crystal of snow, having approximate hexagonal symmetry while graupel is (uncountable) a precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.

As a verb snowflake

is (computing|databases) to arrange (data) into a (snowflake schema).

snowflake

English

(wikipedia snowflake) (Leucojum)

Alternative forms

* snow-flakesnowflake]” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd Ed.; 1989

Noun

(en noun)
  • A crystal of snow, having approximate hexagonal symmetry.
  • Any of several bulbous European plants, of the genus , having white flowers.
  • The snow bunting, .
  • (slang, usually, sarcastic) A person who is unique and special (referring to the idea that no two snowflakes are identical in structure).
  • Well, aren't you a special snowflake ?

    Derived terms

    * snowflake baby * snowflake child * snowflake curve * snowflake schema * snowflake wheel * summer snowflake

    See also

    * *

    Verb

    (snowflak)
  • (computing, databases) To arrange (data) into a (snowflake schema).
  • References

    graupel

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
  • (countable) The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
  • See also

    * ice pellets * sleet * snow * freezing rain

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