cli·​mat·​ic klī-ˈma-tik How to pronounce climatic (audio)
: of or relating to climate
climatic changes
the climatic requirements of the crop
: resulting from or influenced by the climate rather than the soil compare edaphic sense 2
climatically adverb

Examples of climatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scientists can use tree ring patterns to reconstruct regional patterns of climatic change, the nonprofit consortium added. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 One 2023 study brought attention to a multi-year drought that occurred in Anatolia, suggesting that climatic conditions were partially to blame. Jack Knudson, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2024 On the climatic trench run that led to the destruction of the Death Star, Edlund relates that the model shop built a trench that was about two feet wide and two feet high, which was filmed on a 40-foot-long track. Carolyn Giardina, Variety, 4 May 2024 Factors affecting a roofing material’s durability include its composition, the quality of installation, the prevailing climatic conditions, and the frequency of maintenance. Sara Kendall, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024 The surprise, therefore, is that his climatic rejection of Falstaff doesn’t land emotionally. David Benedict, Variety, 12 Apr. 2024 Other factors also may have played a role like climatic changes due to strong El Nino shifts or an implosion due to political or social factors. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 19 Jan. 2024 Dates from these rocks could tell us more about exactly when water was present in this area—and whether our current understanding of Mars’ climatic history needs to be revised. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, 18 Sep. 2023 Beginning in the 13th century, the Northern Hemisphere experienced a dramatic climatic shift. Kathleen Duval, The Atlantic, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History


see climate

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of climatic was in 1747

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“Climatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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