pa·​leo·​cli·​mat·​ic | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-klī-ˈma-tik How to pronounce paleoclimatic (audio) , -klə- \

Definition of paleoclimatic

: of, relating to, or being a climate distinctive to a past geologic age

Examples of paleoclimatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of paleoclimatic

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paleoclimatic

paleo- + climatic

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“Paleoclimatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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