cli·​mat·​ic | \ klī-ˈma-tik How to pronounce climatic (audio) , 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

Other Words from climatic

climatically \ klī-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce climatic (audio) , klə-​ \ adverb

Examples of climatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2019 vintage was warm, so it is considered to be between 2015 and 2017 in terms of climatic conditions. Cathrine Todd, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 The Slovak/French/Austrian coproduction captures stories about climatic change impacts from four corners of the world, while leaving the smallest carbon footprint possible, Film New Europe reports. Zuzana Točíková Vojteková, Variety, 18 July 2022 Otherwise, despite major climatic events like Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age, the sea level remained exceptionally stable until 1900. David Bressan, Forbes, 1 July 2022 That sets the stage for Lalo to finally begin putting his pawns in motion for a climatic end to his cerebral chess match with a justifiably paranoid Gus. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 12 July 2022 When the Constitution was ratified in 1788, few could have imagined the climatic shifts documented since. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 6 July 2022 Over tens of thousands of years, between the birth of the supercontinent Pangea in the Permian period and the emergence of the first dinosaurs in the Triassic, a series of interlocking climatic calamities extinguished most life on the planet. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2022 While these climatic shifts are occurring year-round nationwide -- in fact, in many areas, it’s getting warmer faster during other seasons -- the summer is often when the effects cascade. Anchorage Daily News, 3 July 2022 Unlike the previous three seasons, which end with most of the characters oblivious to the next season’s conflict, Season 4's cliffhanger promises fans a climatic final installment. Anthony Robledo, USA TODAY, 1 July 2022 See More

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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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10 Aug 2022

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“Climatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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