cli·​mat·​ic | \klī-ˈma-tik, klə-\

Definition of climatic 

1 : of or relating to climate climatic changes the climatic requirements of the crop

2 : resulting from or influenced by the climate rather than the soil — compare edaphic sense 2

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climatically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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The actual legal advice, however, was somewhat anti-climatic. Jen Kirby, Vox, "UK Parliament just dealt a blow to Theresa May. What’s next for Brexit?," 6 Dec. 2018 That’s unexpected but is sort of a mirror image to simulations of strong future warming, which sometimes produce a major slowdown of the Atlantic conveyor belt that has considerable climatic impacts. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Geoengineering could stop warming but comes with side of sea-level rise," 31 Oct. 2018 But the team of European and U.S. researchers supplied detailed climatic records from over the course of thousands of years by looking at stalagmites in two Romanian caves, according to a press release. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Scientists Say Climate Change May Have Wiped Out Neanderthals," 30 Aug. 2018 Powell saw that arid cultures stood or fell — and mostly fell — not on their absolute amounts of water, but on how equitably political and economic systems divided limited resources — and could evolve in the face of climatic and societal changes. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 Erik Cordes, a deep-sea ecologist who leads the lab at Temple, has found that Lophelia are better at withstanding industrial and climatic stressors than other deep sea corals, and in some places more than others. Joanna Klein, New York Times, "This Coral Must Die," 25 June 2018 Scientists say climatic shifts, however, are bringing less snow to the Sierra Nevada and less snowmelt to Mono Lake. Louis Sahagun,, "A changing climate at Mono Lake could mean more dust storms in the Eastern Sierra — or less water for L.A.," 5 July 2018 Gilpin pressed the Humboldtian idea that much of North America lay within an Isothermal Zodiac, a belt some thirty degrees wide running across the Northern Hemisphere, which contained climatic conditions ideal for human civilization to blossom. Johnforristerross, Longreads, "Taming the Great American Desert," 2 July 2018 The tree-ring record — a historic catalog used to track climatic and weather events — has traced the history contained in old-growth wood back to the year A.D. 328. Peter Fimrite,, "Family’s legendary grove of old-growth redwoods preserved," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of climatic

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for climatic

see climate

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