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clime

[klahym]
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noun
  1. climate.
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Origin of clime

1535–45; < Latin clīma; see climate
Can be confusedclimb clime (see synonym study at climb)
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Related Words

climatetemperaturehumidityelementsclimelatitudealtitudeconditionsaridity

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British Dictionary definitions for clime

clime

noun
  1. poetic a region or its climate
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Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin clima; see climate
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Word Origin and History for clime

n.

1540s, shortening of climate (or a nativization of Latin clima). It might usefully take up the old, abandoned "horizontal region of the earth" sense of climate, but it is used chiefly by the poets and with no evident agreement on just what they mean by it.

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