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[klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee] /ˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi/
the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
Origin of climatology
First recorded in 1835-45; climate + -o- + -logy
Related forms
[klahy-muh-tl-oj-ik] /ˌklaɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
climatological, adjective
climatologically, adverb
climatologist, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But he was chiefly occupied with investigations in physical geography and climatology.

  • Is it not possible that their acquaintance with climatology was as exact or even more so than our own?

    Mythical Monsters Charles Gould
  • Sir, my felicitations upon the indefectibility of the climatology.

  • The climatology of the Valley of the Amazon is as simple as its physical geography.

  • All this is a mere beginning toward the complete discussion of a body of temperature observations for the purposes of climatology.

    Meteorology Charles Fitzhugh Talman
  • He was a writer on mathematics, terrestrial physics, and climatology.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • climatology may almost be defined as geographical meteorology.

  • The climatology of the region was carefully investigated and tests of the seeing made by Hussey and others.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • Stanleys observations thus far relate to the climatology of central Africa as affecting the health of the white resident.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
British Dictionary definitions for climatology


the study of climate
Derived Forms
climatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk), climatological, adjective
climatologically, adverb
climatologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for climatology

"scientific study of climates," 1803, from climate + -ology.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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climatology in Science
The scientific study of climates, including the causes and long-term effects of variation in regional and global climates. Climatology also studies how climate changes over time and is affected by human actions.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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