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 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 The meteorology was definitely extreme, though not unprecedented for Dallas. Jennifer Gray, CNN, "It's going to be nearly 80 degrees warmer in Texas than this time last week," 22 Feb. 2021 The product will still take years to make, will still be subject to the whims of meteorology. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "California wine companies are doing what hasn't been done in 20 years: go on the stock market," 20 Feb. 2021 The science of meteorology has come a long way in the past few decades, so much so that meteorologists saw this extreme winter weather coming many weeks in advance. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "Climate change and record cold: What's behind the arctic extremes in Texas," 20 Feb. 2021 Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country's meteorology agency warning the conditions are set to continue for the next week. NBC News, "Hundreds forced to evacuate as monsoon floods slam Indonesian capital Jakarta," 20 Feb. 2021 This story corrects the spelling of the name of a Texas A&M University meteorology professor. Seth Borenstein, Star Tribune, "Weather experts: Lack of planning caused cold catastrophe," 19 Feb. 2021 That was followed by a Ph.D. in meteorology in 1968 and a doctorate of philosophy, the most advanced degree in the Swedish system, in 1973. John Schwartz, BostonGlobe.com, "Paul Crutzen, Nobel laureate who fought climate change, dies at 87," 5 Feb. 2021 That was followed by a Ph.D. in meteorology in 1968 and a doctorate of philosophy, the most advanced degree in the Swedish system, in 1973. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Paul Crutzen, Nobel Laureate Who Fought Climate Change, Dies at 87," 4 Feb. 2021 On Sunday, forecasters put the chance of rain at 100%, which is as close to a sure thing as there is in the meteorology trade. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Week of rain starts Sunday, forecasters say — good time to batten down hatches," 23 Jan. 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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“Meteorology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meteorology. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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