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.
Recent Examples of precipitation from the Web
Now, however, the danger for wildfires has been reduced because of recent precipitation.
For a mere 2 bucks, thrill-seekers can enter a Hurricane Simulator booth that reproduces the effects of a big blow ... minus the precipitation, property damage and dread.
More extreme precipitation events will probably lead to more flooding — and more deaths.
New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
With the exception of Sunday morning's rain, precipitation the rest of the weekend will be hit and miss.
Some of the effects already being felt include a 5 to 10 percent increase in precipitation across most of the Midwest, meaning springtime rainfall will likely be heavier and lead to more flooding.
Although the precipitation was expected to decrease on Wednesday, the risk of flooding was expected to last through Thursday as runoff continued to swell rivers.
Most of the precipitation is supposed to stay south of Seattle.
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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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