humidity

noun

hu·​mid·​i·​ty hyü-ˈmi-də-tē How to pronounce humidity (audio)
yü-
plural humidities
: a moderate degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere compare relative humidity

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
Recent Examples on the Web Kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans, as well as air conditioning, can help reduce humidity. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 June 2024 Sweltering conditions and poor air quality are expected throughout the area this week as heat and humidity set in. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 17 June 2024 Soon after, the NWS started working with the CDC to incorporate health information into its assessments and account for more humidity in the eastern half of the US. Justine Calma, The Verge, 17 June 2024 In South Carolina, a beach town also evokes a nostalgic mix of humidity, salt water, and the smell of pluff mud. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for humidity 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humidity was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Humidity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humidity. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty hyü-ˈmid-ət-ē How to pronounce humidity (audio)
yü-
plural humidities
: moisture, dampness
especially : the amount of moisture in the air

Medical Definition

humidity

noun
hu·​mid·​i·​ty hyü-ˈmid-ət-ē, yü- How to pronounce humidity (audio)
plural humidities
: a moderate degree of wetness especially of the atmosphere see absolute humidity, relative humidity

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