climatic

adjective
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

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Other Words from climatic

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

Examples of climatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Preliminary results show that temperature and other climatic factors have less impact on its spread than social behavior and the accompanying restrictions that governments put in place. Max Bearak, Washington Post, "Winter is coming south of the equator, along with predictions of the coronavirus spreading," 5 June 2020 New research suggests that the risk of climatic disasters such as floods, storms and wildfires are not reflected in the price of equities around the world. The Economist, "Daily chart Why are investors not pricing in climate-change risk?," 2 June 2020 The park, some 43 square miles of mountainous terrain, includes famous hot springs, forests laced with hiking trails, and subtropical climatic zones. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "Taipei Is Home to the World’s First Urban Quiet Park," 2 June 2020 Previous climatic disasters have had a relatively modest effect on financial markets, on average a 2% drop for banking stocks and a 1% drop for the whole market, IMF found. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Developers seek IRS fix for carbon capture rules," 1 June 2020 Variations in thickness, density, and chemical composition of growth rings reveal climatic conditions year by year. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Stories of Notre Dame, as Told by Timber and Limestone," 19 Mar. 2020 Variations in thickness, density, and chemical composition of growth rings reveal climatic conditions year by year. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Stories of Notre Dame, as Told by Timber and Limestone," 19 Mar. 2020 Variations in thickness, density, and chemical composition of growth rings reveal climatic conditions year by year. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Stories of Notre Dame, as Told by Timber and Limestone," 19 Mar. 2020 Variations in thickness, density, and chemical composition of growth rings reveal climatic conditions year by year. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Stories of Notre Dame, as Told by Timber and Limestone," 19 Mar. 2020

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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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The first known use of climatic was in 1747

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22 Jun 2020

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“Climatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/climatic. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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