[mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l]


pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.

Nearby words

  1. meteoritics,
  2. meteorogram,
  3. meteorograph,
  4. meteoroid,
  5. meteorol.,
  6. meteorological satellite,
  7. meteorologist,
  8. meteorology,
  9. meteorotropic,
  10. meter

Also me·te·or·o·log·ic.

Origin of meteorological

1560–70; < Greek meteōrologik(ós) pertaining to celestial phenomena (see meteorology, -ic) + -al1

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for meteorological



1560s, from Middle French météorologique or Greek meteorologikos; see meteorology + -ical. Related: Meteorologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper