humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty | \ hyü-ˈmi-də-tē How to pronounce humidity (audio) , 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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Heat and humidity then combine to charge up the wind and rainfall from a cyclone. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Hurricane Florence caused up to $22 billion in damages. Climate change made the storm worse.," 3 Oct. 2018 With no heat or humidity expected, Djokovic will be the favorite. Tom Perrotta, WSJ, "U.S. Open Men’s Final Sets Up to Be a Classic," 8 Sep. 2018 Combined with the humidity, the heat index will be as high as 102 degrees. Stephen Ruiz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando weather: Heat index could hit 102 degrees on first day of summer," 21 June 2018 The devices, typically installed at a height of 20 feet, measure wind speed, direction and gusts, as well as humidity and temperature. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "What Utilities Can Do to Strengthen the Grid," 22 Jan. 2019 With summer's humidity and profuse sweat in the rearview mirror, this month kicks off the perfect time to cozy up at home and add 10 new steps to your skin care routine. Tara Gonzalez, Glamour, "So Many Great Skin Care Brands Are on Sale Right Now," 5 Oct. 2018 For those starting their celebrations this weekend: Expect humidity and heat. Kate Talerico, The Courier-Journal, "The five things you need to know before you hit the road for July 4," 28 June 2018 Some research suggests that temperature and humidity are important factors in the spread of the virus. William F. Bynum, WSJ, "‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ Review: Fire, Ice or Virus?," 4 Jan. 2019 Step 5: When the primer is dry (which depends on temperature and humidity) make two to three applications of the top-coat enamel. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Buy an Old Vise and Bring It Back From the Dead," 3 Jan. 2019

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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 How to pronounce humidity (audio) , 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- How to pronounce humidity (audio) \
plural humidities

Medical Definition of humidity

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

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