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climate

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noun cli·mate \ˈklī-mət\

Simple Definition of climate

  • : a region with particular weather patterns or conditions

  • : the usual weather conditions in a particular place or region

  • : the usual or most widespread mood or conditions in a place

Full Definition of climate

  1. 1 :  a region of the earth having specified climatic conditions

  2. 2 a :  the average course or condition of the weather at a place usually over a period of years as exhibited by temperature, wind velocity, and precipitation b :  the prevailing set of conditions (as of temperature and humidity) indoors <a climate-controlled office>

  3. 3 :  the prevailing influence or environmental conditions characterizing a group or period :  atmosphere <a climate of fear>

Examples of climate

  1. living in a cold climate

  2. These trees only grow in humid climates.

  3. The country's climate is ideal for growing grapes.

  4. the humid climate of Malaysia

  5. A climate of fear prevails in the city.

  6. the country's changing economic climate

  7. The company is trying to develop a positive climate for innovation.



Origin of climate

Middle English climat, from Middle French, from Late Latin climat-, clima, from Greek klimat-, klima inclination, latitude, climate, from klinein to lean — more at lean


First Known Use: 14th century

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CLIMATE Defined for Kids

climate

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noun cli·mate \ˈklī-mət\

Definition of climate

  1. :  the average weather conditions of a place over a period of years





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