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climatology

[ klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌklaɪ məˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
the science that deals with the phenomena of climates or climatic conditions.
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Origin of climatology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM climatology

cli·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
/ (ˌklaɪməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the study of climate

Derived forms of climatology

climatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or climatological, adjectiveclimatologically, adverbclimatologist, noun
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Scientific 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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