macroclimate

[ mak-ruh-klahy-mit ]
/ ˈmæk rəˌklaɪ mɪt /

noun

the general climate of a large area, as of a continent or country.

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Origin of macroclimate

First recorded in 1935–40; macro- + climate

OTHER WORDS FROM macroclimate

mac·ro·cli·mat·ic [mak-roh-klahy-mat-ik], /ˌmæk roʊ klaɪˈmæt ɪk/, adjectivemac·ro·cli·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for macroclimate

macroclimate
/ (ˈmækrəʊˌklaɪmɪt) /

noun

the prevailing climate of a large area

Derived forms of macroclimate

macroclimatic (ˌmækrəʊklaɪˈmætɪk), adjectivemacroclimatically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for macroclimate

macroclimate
[ măk′rō-klīmĭt ]

The climate of a large geographic area. Compare microclimate.
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