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climatic

[klahy-mat-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to climate.
  2. (of ecological phenomena) due to climate rather than to soil or topography.
Also cli·mat·i·cal, cli·mat·al [klahy-mi-tl] /ˈklaɪ mɪ tl/.

Origin of climatic

First recorded in 1820–30; climate + -ic
Related formscli·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbsub·cli·mat·ic, adjective
Can be confusedclimactic climatic
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Examples from the Web for climatically

Historical Examples

  • It is, as it were, climatically insulated,—a sort of island on land.

    Glimpses of Three Coasts

    Helen Hunt Jackson

  • Climatically, New South Wales is divided into three marked divisions.

  • It is climatically of the southland, but its industry and its influences have been greatly northern.

  • There are few more beautiful inland locations in the world, and climatically it is as perfect as it is scenically.

    Picturesque Pala</p>

    George Wharton James

  • The range was the Puilboreaux Mountains which climatically divide the island into the north and south.

    Haiti

    J. Dryden Kuser


Word Origin and History for climatically

climatic

adj.

1828, from climate + -ic. There is a 1650 citation for climatical in OED. Related: Climatically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper