precipitation

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pre·cip·i·ta·tion

noun \pri-ˌsi-pə-ˈtā-shən\

: water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc.

: the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid

Full Definition of PRECIPITATION

1
:  the quality or state of being precipitate :  hastiness
2
:  an act, process, or instance of precipitating; especially :  the process of forming a precipitate
3
:  something precipitated: as
a :  a deposit on the earth of hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow; also :  the quantity of water deposited
b :  precipitate 1

Examples of PRECIPITATION

  1. The weather forecast calls for some sort of frozen precipitation tomorrow—either snow or sleet.
  2. a 50 percent chance of precipitation
  3. Minerals are separated from the seawater by precipitation.

First Known Use of PRECIPITATION

1502

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

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pre·cip·i·ta·tion

noun \pri-ˌsip-ə-ˈtā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRECIPITATION

1
a : the process of forming a precipitate from a solution b : the process of precipitating or removing solid or liquid particles from a smoke or gas by electrical means

precipitation

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

All liquid and solid water particles that fall from clouds and reach the ground, including drizzle, rain, snow, ice crystals, and hail. The essential difference between a precipitation particle and a cloud particle is size; an average raindrop has a mass equivalent to that of about one million cloud droplets. Precipitation elements (ice crystals or droplets that form around soluble particles such as salt) form directly from the vapour state and get larger through collision and coalescence. Eventually they become large enough to respond to gravity, and they fall to the ground.

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