Definition of precipitation
2 : an act, process, or instance of precipitating; especially : the process of forming a precipitate
Examples of precipitation in a sentence
The weather forecast calls for some sort of frozen precipitation tomorrow—either snow or sleet.
a 50 percent chance of precipitation
Minerals are separated from the seawater by precipitation.
First Known Use of precipitation
PRECIPITATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of precipitation for English Language Learners
: water that falls to the ground as rain, snow, etc.
: the process of separating a solid substance from a liquid
PRECIPITATION Defined for Kids
Definition of precipitation for Students
: water that falls to the earth as hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow
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