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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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 The location also spared the cave from climatic fluctuations over the centuries. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "People Lived in This Cave for 78,000 Years," 11 May 2018 As global warming cranks up the heat and climatic events intensify, many plants may be unable to cope. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Scientific American, "Trees Sweat to Keep Cool," 12 Apr. 2018 Please note: Table 131° operates subject to weather and climatic conditions. Stuart Rigg, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Australia," 5 Oct. 2016

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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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