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

Examples of meteorology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keith Blackwell, an associate professor emeritus of meteorology at the University of South Alabama, said the longevity of Saturday’s tornado through Escambia and Conecuh counties was unusual for a tropical storm. al, 23 June 2021 Victor Gensini, a professor of meteorology at Northern Illinois University, authored a paper about the shift in 2018. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 7 June 2021 Infrared light is also used for other purposes, including night vision, thermography, tracking technology, meteorology, art history and heat. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 31 May 2021 From the standpoint of that discipline, a degree in meteorology from FSU carried far more weight than a degree from other places with that were high-end, academic brand names. Marshall Shepherd, Forbes, 7 May 2021 On October 31, three days before Eta made landfall, Da’ Costa sat watching his favorite YouTube meteorology channel as the hurricane approached. Delphine Schrank, The New York Review of Books, 17 Mar. 2021 Among them was Mark Vorndran, from Brunswick, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in meteorology from the College of Arts and Sciences and will serve as a weather officer at Fort Stewart in Georgia. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 27 May 2021 Brune is one of the authors of a new study detailing DC-8's findings and a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, 1 May 2021 The strategy of keeping pop terms from forecasts doesn’t appear to be uniform in meteorology. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 10 May 2021

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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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29 Jun 2021

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“Meteorology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of meteorology

: a science that deals with the atmosphere and with weather


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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