meteorology

[ mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
the atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.

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Origin of meteorology

First recorded in 1610–20, meteorology is from the Greek word meteōrología discussion of celestial phenomena. See meteor, -o-, -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM meteorology

me·te·or·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meteorology

meteorology
/ (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting

Derived forms of meteorology

meteorological (ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or meteorologic, adjectivemeteorologically, adverbmeteorologist, noun

Word Origin for meteorology

C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia -logy . See meteor
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Scientific definitions for meteorology

meteorology
[ mē′tē-ə-rŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
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Cultural definitions for meteorology

meteorology

The study of the weather and climate.

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