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

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 In a segment of the episode, shared by Today on Twitter, Smith tried his hand at meteorology. Kelly Wynne, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2022 Those in the weather and meteorology community took to Twitter Saturday to express their condolences over the news. Jana Hayes, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 Payne also shared an interest in meteorology and astronomy and enjoyed thrill rides and made trips to rollercoaster parks across the country. Jim Riccioli, Journal Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2022 Sichuan’s provincial meteorology bureau declined to accept questions about the issue, and the phone at the China Meteorological Administration rang unanswered on Thursday. Brian Spegele, WSJ, 26 Aug. 2022 Brayden Siau, a meteorology student at the University of Oklahoma told News 4 that one of the students who died saw his first tornado on Friday. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 2 May 2022 Chris Dixon, a fellow OU meteorology student, was part of a separate group of students storm chasing Friday. Jana Hayes, USA TODAY, 1 May 2022 But when class discussions turned to climate change, his meteorology professors talked mostly about natural cycles instead of human causes. Dan Schwartz, The Atlantic, 22 Feb. 2022 Tropical Storm Dumako is projected to slam into the northeastern coast of Madagascar Tuesday evening, according to the U.N.'s regional meteorology center in Reunion. Wanjohi Kabukuru, ajc, 14 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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21 Sep 2022

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“Meteorology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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