of or relating to climate.
(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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of climatic

  • The rapid vacillations of climatic conditions were deadly to most forms of life.

  • A climatic narrative that encompasses the backstabbing politics of Washington, D.C., with the thrill of international espionage.

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    November 22, 2010

  • Frost:  The thing was the sessions, the Watergate session, which is one climatic, incredibly powerful scene in the film.

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    December 6, 2008

Historical Examples of climatic

Word Origin and History for climatic

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

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