meteorology

noun
me·​te·​o·​rol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce meteorology (audio) \

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

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Other Words from meteorology

meteorologic \ ˌmē-​tē-​ə-​rə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce meteorologic (audio) \ or meteorological \ ˌmē-​tē-​ə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce meteorological (audio) \ adjective
meteorologically \ ˌmē-​tē-​ə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce meteorologically (audio) \ adverb
meteorologist \ ˌmē-​tē-​ə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce meteorologist (audio) \ noun

Examples of meteorology in a Sentence

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Jeff Masters, the meteorology director of forecasting website Weather Underground, said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 with winds less than 100 mph -- but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. Fox News, "Hurricane Florence’s powerful winds and rain begin lashing Carolina coast as residents urged to evacuate," 13 Sep. 2018 University of Alabama's Jason Senkbeil studies the intersection of meteorology and social science and is working on two different new hurricane scales using letters to describe danger or potential damage. Fox News, "Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain," 18 Sep. 2018 University of Alabama’s Jason Senkbeil studies the intersection of meteorology and social science and is working on two different new hurricane scales using letters to describe danger or potential damage. Seth Borenstein, The Seattle Times, "Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain," 18 Sep. 2018 For your science requirement try geology, or meteorology (or astronomy!). Daniel Caton - Special To The Observer Editorial Board, charlotteobserver, "Welcome to Harvard, wherever you are | Charlotte Observer," 4 May 2018 Samantha Durbin is a Capital Weather Gang intern, studying meteorology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Samantha Durbin, Washington Post, "What are weather models, exactly, and how do they work?," 18 May 2018 The warning system, a network of 22 buoys attached to seafloor sensors, is supposed to transfer data to the Indonesian meteorology and geophysics agency known as BMKG. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Indonesia's Tsunami Warning System Hasn't Been Operational Since 2012," 1 Oct. 2018 Essential to shipping, navigation, meteorology, and timekeeping, the observatory was exclusively used by government astrologers during the 19th and 20th centuries. Sophie Davies, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Museums in Sydney," 23 Mar. 2018 The issue is a lack of women in meteorology and similar fields. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "This is why your meteorologist may be wearing purple on Pi Day | Miami Herald," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of meteorology

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for meteorology

French or Greek; French météorologie, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron + -logia -logy

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The first known use of meteorology was in 1563

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meteorology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of meteorology

: a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather

meteorology

noun
me·​te·​o·​rol·​o·​gy | \ ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce meteorology (audio) \

Kids Definition of meteorology

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

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