- falling products of condensation in the atmosphere, as rain, snow, or hail.
- the amount of rain, snow, hail, etc., that has fallen at a given place within a given period, usually expressed in inches or centimeters of water.
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Origin of precipitation
OTHER WORDS FROM precipitationnon·pre·cip·i·ta·tion, nounself-pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for precipitation
May, June, and October see the least amount of precipitation.
By analyzing the amounts of those isotopes in the cellulose over time, the team was able to track changes in precipitation and atmospheric circulation going back 5,500 years.Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018|Carolyn Gramling|September 3, 2020|Science News
Many of the models simulate too much light precipitation in the tropics, she found.
A precipitation forecast that peered further into the future than usual warned that the islands faced torrential rains more than three weeks away.
To speak concisely, and with an air of precipitation, was the general practice.A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence|Cornelius Tacitus
All becomes confused in the velocity and precipitation of descending ruin.The Makers of Modern Rome|Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
He could, at least, suggest such a courtesy by his precipitation; it was far better than this unendurable wait.The Flaw in the Sapphire|Charles M. Snyder
The form of precipitation generally adopted was to add sulphate of iron to the liquid drawn from the filter.
The precipitation of moisture furnishes favorable conditions for their rapid development and multiplication.Meteorology|Charles Fitzhugh Talman
British Dictionary definitions for precipitation
- rain, snow, sleet, dew, etc, formed by condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere
- the deposition of these on the earth's surface
- the amount precipitated
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Cultural definitions for precipitation
In meteorology, the fall of water, ice, or snow deposited on the surface of the Earth from the atmosphere. In chemistry, a chemical reaction in a solution in which a solid material is formed and subsequently falls, as a precipitate, to the bottom of the container.