meteorology

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

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

meteorologic

play \-rə-ˈlä-jik\ or meteorological play \-ji-kəl\ adjective

meteorologically

play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

meteorologist

play \-ˈrä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of meteorology

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

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METEOROLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

meteorology

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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

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


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