- the science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
- the atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.
Origin of meteorology
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Neubauer was stationed at Keesler for weather training, a military field that is the rough equivalent of meteorology.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story
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Meteorology deals with the atmosphere of the globe, in all its forms.
The explanation belongs to the department of meteorology, and not to astronomy.
As a matter of fact, zoology is quite as backward as meteorology.Birds of the Indian Hills
Meteorology begins to assume the palpable shape of an exact science.The Young Voyageurs
Meteorology certainly has the advantage of humanity in some things.Imaginary Interviews
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- the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting
C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia -logy . See meteor
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Word Origin and History for meteorology
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- The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
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