- the science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
- the atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.
Origin of meteorology
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Examples from the Web for meteorologist
Meteorologist Sam Champion, who recently left GMA for The Weather Channel, is also openly gay.Robin Roberts’s Coming Out Party
December 31, 2013
The service costs “several thousand dollars a month,” says Nate Johnson, a meteorologist at WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina.It’s Not a Storm Until the Weather Channel Names It
March 7, 2013
Let me narrate a fact interesting alike to the naturalist and meteorologist.In the Heart of Vosges
"By their distance from the sun," the meteorologist replied.The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men
Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
The chief-keeper, a stranger to him, was something of a meteorologist.The Pillar of Light
He was equally conspicuous as a meteorologist and a physicist.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
Instead of an ignoramus, it was a meteorologist who handled the theme.Black Diamonds
- the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting
C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia -logy . See meteor
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Word Origin and History for meteorologist
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- The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
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