humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty | \hyü-ˈmi-də-tē, yü-\
plural humidities

Definition of humidity 

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

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Synonyms for humidity

Synonyms

damp, dampness, moistness, moisture

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Examples of humidity in a Sentence

the humidity of the region It's not the heat that will get you—it's the humidity. The temperature is 67 degrees with humidity at 75 percent. an area of low humidity
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Contact lenses Airplanes are notoriously dry environments, boasting minimal humidity. Micaela English, Town & Country, "19 Things You Should Never Wear While Traveling," 1 Oct. 2018 Morgan and Erin say space, lighting, and humidity are three crucial things to take into consideration while plant shopping. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "4 Ingenious Secrets To Keeping Plants Alive—And Thriving," 28 Sep. 2018 Temperatures and humidity rose and fell—and Fashion Week turned into a game of wardrobe switch-ups. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "The Best Fall Jackets, Straight From the Streets at New York Fashion Week," 14 Sep. 2018 Its sensors can assess the level of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon dioxide in the air, in addition to standard humidity. Dan Seifert, The Verge, "The Cortana-powered GLAS thermostat has more beauty than brains," 29 Aug. 2018 The humidity of the Morelos region had damaged the temple’s stucco walls, according to a press release, but archaeologists were able to save some of the remaining fragments. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Earthquake Reveals 12th-Century Temple Hidden Within Aztec Pyramid," 12 July 2018 High pressure will bring mostly sunny skies and very low humidity Thursday with the dew point in the lower 50s and temperatures in the upper 70s to the mid-80s, perfect for a trip to the shoreline or just about any other outdoor activity. Gary Lessor, courant.com, "Connecticut Weather For Thursday, July 12, 2018 By Gary Lessor," 11 July 2018 However, higher temperatures, lower-humidity conditions and winds are expected to continue this week. Cassie Dickman, sacbee, "Firefighters gain ground, some evacuations lifted: Northern California fires update," 9 July 2018 Elsewhere, firefighters were taking advantage of rain showers and increased humidity in their battle against a wildfire that has been burning for more than a month near Durango in southwestern Colorado. CBS News, "Some progress vs. wildfires raging in drought-stricken West," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of humidity

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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humidity

noun

English Language Learners Definition of humidity

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

humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty | \hyü-ˈmi-də-tē, yü-\
plural humidities

Kids Definition of humidity

: the degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere

humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty | \hyü-ˈmid-ət-ē, yü- \
plural humidities

Medical Definition of humidity 

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

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