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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The meteorological study of climates and their phenomena.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of climate; the study of the climatic conditions of different parts of the earth's surface, or of particular regions: nearly equivalent to meteorology, which is more commonly used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science which treats of climates and investigates their phenomena and causes.

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  • noun The science that deals with climates, and investigates their phenomena and causes.

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  • noun meteorology of climates and their phenomena

Etymologies

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Latin clima, from Ancient Greek κλίμα (klima, "region, zone") (originally "slope"), from κλίνω (klinō, "I slope, incline") and -λογία (-logia, "study of").

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  • (n): the study of climates, climate patterns, and the interaction of factors that affect observed and recorded phenomena.

    December 31, 2008