climatology

[klahy-muh-tol-uh-jee]
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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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aerology, climatology

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British Dictionary definitions for climatology

climatology

noun
  1. the study of climate
Derived Formsclimatologic (ˌklaɪmətəˈlɒdʒɪk) or climatological, adjectiveclimatologically, adverbclimatologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for climatology
n.

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

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climatology in Science

climatology

[klī′mə-tŏlə-jē]
  1. 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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