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meteorology

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noun me·te·o·rol·o·gy \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of meteorology

  • : a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather

Full Definition of meteorology

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting

  2. 2 :  the atmospheric phenomena and weather of a region

me·te·o·ro·log·ic play \-rə-ˈlä-jik\ or me·te·o·ro·log·i·cal play \-ji-kəl\ adjective
me·te·o·ro·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
me·te·o·rol·o·gist play \-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of meteorology

French or Greek; French météorologie, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1620

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