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meteorology

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

: a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather

Full Definition of METEOROLOGY

1
:  a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting
2
:  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

Origin of METEOROLOGY

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

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