humidity

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noun hu·mid·i·ty \hyü-ˈmi-də-tē, yü-\

Definition of humidity

plural

humidities

  1. :  a moderate degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere — compare relative humidity

Examples of humidity in a Sentence

  1. the humidity of the region

  2. It's not the heat that will get you—it's the humidity.

  3. The temperature is 67 degrees with humidity at 75 percent.

  4. an area of low humidity

Recent Examples of humidity from the Web

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15th Century

First Known Use of humidity

15th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


HUMIDITY Defined for English Language Learners

humidity

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Definition of humidity for English Language Learners

  • : moisture in the air : the amount of moisture in the air


HUMIDITY Defined for Kids

humidity

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noun hu·mid·i·ty \hyü-ˈmi-də-tē, yü-\

Definition of humidity for Students

plural

humidities

  1. :  the degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere


Medical Dictionary

humidity

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noun hu·mid·i·ty \hyü-ˈmid-ət-ē, yü-\

Medical Definition of humidity

plural

humidities

  1. :  a moderate degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere—see absolute humidity, relative humidity



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