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
Air quality is increasingly a concern as the unbroken string of hot and humid days without significant precipitation continues.
Well, here is how the first half of 2018 is ranking in terms of precipitation and temperature: Jason Samenow contributed to this report.
Wednesday will also be comfortable, but after that, precipitation and then high levels of heat and humidity take over.
For Tuesday, there is a 50 percent likelihood of precipitation as of now.
Nevertheless, most scientists are projecting that climate change will mean less precipitation overall, although there’s not a full consensus on that yet, according to Cook and Nielsen-Gammon.
According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms will likely add to the humidity Monday afternoon, with the chance of precipitation at 30%.
The bad news, as anyone in Hanalei or Princeville could tell you —is consistent precipitation.
Meteorologist Lionel Peyraud of weather service Meteo Suisse says 4.1 centimeters (1.6 inches) fell in 10 minutes at one point, a new Swiss record for precipitation tallied at any measuring station over such a short span.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'precipitation.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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
Learn More about precipitation
See words that rhyme with precipitation Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for precipitation Spanish Central: Translation of precipitation Nglish: Translation of precipitation for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of precipitation for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about precipitation
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up precipitation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).