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noun cli·mate \ˈklī-mət\

: 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

:  a region of the earth having specified climatic conditions
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>
:  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

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr
CLIMATE Defined for Kids


noun cli·mate \ˈklī-mət\

Definition of CLIMATE for Kids

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


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