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 : a region of the earth having specified climatic conditions
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 : the prevailing influence or environmental conditions characterizing a group or period : atmosphere <a climate of fear>
Examples of climate
living in a cold climate
These trees only grow in humid climates.
The country's climate is ideal for growing grapes.
the humid climate of Malaysia
A climate of fear prevails in the city.
the country's changing economic climate
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
CLIMATE Defined for Kids
Definition of climate
: the average weather conditions of a place over a period of years
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