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  1. of or relating to climate.
  2. (of ecological phenomena) due to climate rather than to soil or topography.
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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 of climatically

  • 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

    George Wharton James

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


    J. Dryden Kuser

Word Origin and History for climatically



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

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