meteorology

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noun me·te·o·rol·o·gy \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

Definition of meteorology

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting

  2. 2 :  the atmospheric phenomena and weather of a region

meteorologic

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meteorological

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meteorologically

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meteorologist

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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: 1620

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METEOROLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

meteorology

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noun me·te·o·rol·o·gy \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

Definition of meteorology for English Language Learners

  • : a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather


METEOROLOGY Defined for Kids

meteorology

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noun me·te·o·rol·o·gy \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē\

Definition of meteorology for Students

  1. :  a science that deals with the atmosphere, weather, and weather forecasting



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