Origin of rainfall
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Examples from the Web for rainfall
And in the last two years, rainfall, which averages 34 inches annually, has fallen at about half that rate.Oklahoma Farmers Find Ways to Cope While Waiting for Drought to End
October 3, 2012
At the outset of his administration, the mayor only received two regular reports—crime statistics and rainfall averages.America's Greatest Mayor?
May 10, 2011
In the earliest days of agriculture, having the right temperatures, rainfall, and topography was all-important.Why the West Rules—For Now
December 25, 2010
The total water is equivalent to a rainfall of about 35 inches.The Fabric of Civilization
In the temperate zone there is no regularity in the monthly rates of rainfall.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
Little toads found in a desert, after a rainfall (Notes and Queries, 8-8-493).The Book of the Damned
The rainfall ranges from five to fifteen inches in the year.Impressions of South Africa
The difference is not in elevation or rainfall, but in the soil.
- precipitation in the form of raindrops
- meteorol the amount of precipitation in a specified place and time
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Word Origin and History for rainfall
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The quantity of water, usually expressed in millimeters or inches, that is precipitated in liquid form in a specified area and time interval. Rainfall is often considered to include solid precipitation such as snow, hail, and sleet as well.
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