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praecipitatio

[ pree-sip-i-tey-shee-oh ]
/ priˌsɪp ɪˈteɪ ʃiˌoʊ /
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noun

Meteorology. precipitation from a cloud that reaches the surface of the earth (distinguished from virga).

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Origin of praecipitatio

From Latin; see origin at precipitation
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