climate

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cli·mate

noun \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

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

  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

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Condition of the atmosphere at a particular location over a long period of time (from one month to many millions of years, but generally 30 years). Climate is the sum of atmospheric elements (and their variations): solar radiation, temperature, humidity, clouds and precipitation (type, frequency, and amount), atmospheric pressure, and wind (speed and direction). To the nonspecialist, climate means expected or habitual weather at a particular place and time of year. To the specialist, climate also denotes the degree of variability of weather, and it includes not only the atmosphere but also the hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and such extraterrestrial factors as the sun. See also urban climate.

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