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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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 Dogs and cats come with a variety of coat lengths and textures that have developed from climatic conditions along with human intervention through selective breeding practices. Iris Katz,, 16 May 2021 Chan says this includes mapping aquatic food production and consumption patterns under future climatic conditions, even as society, economies and technology change over time. Andrew Wight, Forbes, 16 May 2021 The resulting social support networks may have contributed to resilience to injury and disease, leaving H. sapiens better equipped to innovate out of dire climatic straits and live longer. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 10 May 2021 Changes in climatic patterns have brought desert locusts endangering food security in East Africa, cyclones devastating lives in southern Africa and threats to the Nile’s critical water supply. New York Times, 7 May 2021 The high computational value of machine learning is allowing physicists to tackle even more complex problems, like in simulating global climatic change leveraging geometric surfaces and applying deep learning onto curved surfaces. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 In a recent study, the U.S. Geological Survey documented that over this period, the Colorado’s average annual flow has declined by 20%, largely because of climatic warming that has reduced Rocky Mountain snowpacks and led to earlier spring runoff. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 The Oscars continued its long-standing tradition of not nailing the ending (coughLaLaLandMoonlightcough) at the 2021 Academy Awards with a very anti-climatic conclusion that overshadowed what was mostly a pleasant and history-making event. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, 26 Apr. 2021 Humans are parts of ecosystems—technological, climatic, social, and political—and the Enlightenment-style model of the human author at the top of the pyramid of creation is less accurate than ever before. Elvia Wilk, The Atlantic, 28 Mar. 2021

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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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30 May 2021

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“Climatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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