- 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.
Origin of precipitation
OTHER WORDS FROM precipitationnon·pre·cip·i·ta·tion, nounself-pre·cip·i·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby precipitation
How to use precipitation in a sentence
Although most of the precipitation associated with last night’s storm exited this morning, clouds stuck around.PM Update: Light snow mainly passes south of us tonight; cloudy and cold Friday|Ian Livingston|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
However, there are questions about how widespread any icy precipitation may become, with some model projections keeping more of it to the south.Snow expected tonight, mainly south of D.C., before possible ice on Saturday|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
Enough mild air has worked in aloft to turn precipitation to rain inside the Beltway and points south, though a transition to snow is possible overnight in this area as well.Snow and wintry mix continue overnight, especially north of District|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker, Andrew Freedman|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The precipitation continues overnight as lows drop to the mid-20s to low 30s in the city.D.C.-area forecast: Cloudy and milder today before winter storm threats arrive|Matt Rogers|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
That push of colder air would allow the next round of light precipitation to fall as snow Thursday night into Friday morning.After Sunday’s slush fest, another winter storm threatens by Wednesday night|Jason Samenow, Wes Junker|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
The soulful girl group made precipitation sexy with their 1982 gospel-esque forecast.No Pressure, Psy. One-Hit Wonders’ Followup Misses (Videos)|Ben Teitelbaum, Alex Chancey, Nick Mellace, Holly Bernal|April 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like much of Asia, Thailand is accustomed to serious precipitation during the rainy season.
When rapidly deposited, as by artificial precipitation, triple phosphate often takes feathery, star- or leaf-like forms.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Under these conditions the temperature of the air rarely descends low enough to favour the precipitation of dew.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Addition of alcohol caused complete precipitation of potassium sulphate.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme
The ordinary tests fail to show its presence until the mercury has been removed from the solution by precipitation as a sulphide.
We may ask what excess will be required to prevent the precipitation of silver chloride in the experiment just tried.
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
Scientific definitions for precipitation
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.