climatology

[klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee]

noun

the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. climatic zone,
  2. climatize,
  3. climatography,
  4. climatological,
  5. climatologist,
  6. climax,
  7. climax community,
  8. climb,
  9. climb down,
  10. climb indicator

Origin of climatology

First recorded in 1835–45; climate + -o- + -logy

Related formscli·ma·to·log·ic [klahy-muh-tl-oj-ik] /ˌklaɪ mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/, cli·ma·to·log·i·cal, adjectivecli·ma·to·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcli·ma·tol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for climatology

climatology

noun

the study of climate
Derived Formsclimatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or climatological, adjectiveclimatologically, adverbclimatologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for climatology

climatology

n.

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

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Science definitions for climatology

climatology

[klī′mə-tŏlə-jē]

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.
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