Definition of meteorology
1 : a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting studied the principles of meteorology
2 : the atmospheric phenomena and weather of a region the meteorology of the Gulf of Mexico
meteorologicallyplay \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
meteorologistplay \-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun
Recent Examples of meteorology from the Web
That episode, one of four in India since 1998 that each killed more than 1,000 people, ranks as the fifth-deadliest heat wave in history, said Jeff Masters, the meteorology director at the online weather service Weather Underground.
Rick DiMaio has taught meteorology at Oakton Community College for the past eight years.
During her time at Mississippi State, Anne Elise was selected by the meteorology department to be on the Great Plains Storm Chase team.
Before joining WWL, Franklin -- who owns a meteorology degree from South Alabama -- was the morning meteorologist on crosstown rival WVUE.
Teachman was born and raised in Haysville, Kan., and began her broadcasting career in 1996 as a KSNW-TV meteorology intern under Freeman.
Mike Augustyniak is the director of meteorology at CBS Minneapolis station WCCO.
Meteorology behind tonight’s potential heavy downpours: Amounts of the atmospheric parameter known as precipitable water will be higher than normal (for this time of year)
Science and meteorology fascinated Marshall at an early age.
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Origin and Etymology of meteorology
French or Greek; French météorologie, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1563See Words from the same year
METEOROLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of meteorology for English Language Learners
: a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather
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Definition of meteorology for Students
: a science that deals with the atmosphere, weather, and weather forecasting
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