pa·​leo·​cli·​mat·​ic ˌpā-lē-ō-klī-ˈma-tik How to pronounce paleoclimatic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a climate distinctive to a past geologic age

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Jaramillo believes that these results contradict global paleoclimatic models that predict a collapse of Neotropical vegetation due to heat stress. Pablo Correa, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 That marks the highest amount measured since 1958 -- the start of the instrumental record -- and in at least the last million years, based on paleoclimatic records, the report found. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 31 Aug. 2022 Our colleagues, Earth systems scientists Neil Edwards and Phil Holden, used paleoclimatic data to tweak our model. Pasquale Raia, The Conversation, 8 Oct. 2019

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Word History


paleo- + climatic

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of paleoclimatic was in 1893

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“Paleoclimatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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