precipitation

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noun pre·cip·i·ta·tion \pri-ˌsi-pə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of precipitation

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being precipitate :  hastiness

  2. 2 :  an act, process, or instance of precipitating; especially :  the process of forming a precipitate

  3. 3 :  something precipitated: such asa :  a deposit on the earth of hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow; also :  the quantity of water depositedb :  precipitate 1

Examples of precipitation in a sentence

  1. The weather forecast calls for some sort of frozen precipitation tomorrow—either snow or sleet.

  2. a 50 percent chance of precipitation

  3. Minerals are separated from the seawater by precipitation.

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First Known Use of precipitation

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Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


PRECIPITATION Defined for English Language Learners

precipitation

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noun pre·cip·i·ta·tion \pri-ˌsi-pə-ˈtā-shən\

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

precipitation

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noun pre·cip·i·ta·tion \pri-ˌsi-pə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of precipitation for Students

  1. :  water that falls to the earth as hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow


Medical Dictionary

precipitation

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noun pre·cip·i·ta·tion \pri-ˌsip-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of precipitation

  1. 1a:  the process of forming a precipitate from a solutionb:  the process of precipitating or removing solid or liquid particles from a smoke or gas by electrical means

  2. 2:  precipitate



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