noun \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

: a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather

Full Definition of METEOROLOGY

:  a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting
:  the atmospheric phenomena and weather of a region
me·te·o·ro·log·ic \-rə-ˈlä-jik\ or me·te·o·ro·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
me·te·o·ro·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
me·te·o·rol·o·gist \-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun


French or Greek; French météorologie, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1620

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Scientific study of atmospheric phenomena, particularly of the troposphere and lower stratosphere. Meteorology entails the systematic study of weather and its causes, and provides the basis for weather forecasting. See also climatology.


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