macroclimate

[mak-ruh-klahy-mit]
Compare microclimate.

Origin of macroclimate

First recorded in 1935–40; macro- + climate
Related formsmac·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

noun
  1. the prevailing climate of a large area
Derived Formsmacroclimatic (ˌmækrəʊklaɪˈmætɪk), adjectivemacroclimatically, adverb
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macroclimate in Science

macroclimate

[măk′rō-klīmĭt]
  1. The climate of a large geographic area. Compare microclimate.
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