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cli·mate

 (klī′mĭt)
n.
1. The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region.
2. A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions: lives in a cold climate.
3. A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs: a climate of unrest.

[Middle English climat, from Old French, from Late Latin clima, climat-, from Greek klima, surface of the earth, region; see klei- in Indo-European roots.]

climate

(ˈklaɪmɪt)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area, determined by latitude, position relative to oceans or continents, altitude, etc
2. (Physical Geography) an area having a particular kind of climate
3. a prevailing trend or current of feeling: the political climate.
[C14: from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima inclination, region; related to Greek klinein to lean]
climatic, cliˈmatical, ˈclimatal adj
cliˈmatically adv
Usage: Climatic is sometimes wrongly used where climactic is meant. Climatic is properly used to talk about things relating to climate; climactic is used to describe something which forms a climax

cli•mate

(ˈklaɪ mɪt)

n.
1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
2. a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
3. the prevailing attitudes, standards, or conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.
[1350–1400; Middle English: region, latitude < Latin clīmat-, s. of clīma < Greek klima <kli(nein) to slope, lean]
cli•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.

cli·mate

(klī′mĭt)
The general or average weather conditions of a certain region, including temperature, rainfall, and wind: Caribbean islands have a year-round climate of warm breezes and sunshine.

Climate


the science of the description of climate. — climatographer, n. — climatographical, adj.
the science that studies climate or climatic conditions. — climatologist, n. — climatologic, climatological, adj.
the climate of the inside of a building, airliner, or space ship, as distinguished from that on the outside.
the study of the geographical distribution of rainfall by annual totals. — hyetographic, hyetographical, adj.
the science that studies climate and weather variations. — meteorologie, meteorological, adj. — meteorologist, n.
1. the study of minute gradations in climate that are due to the nature of the terrain.
2. the study of microclimates or climates of limited areas, as houses or communities. — microclimatologist, n. — microclimatologic, microclimatological, adj.
the branch of biology that studies the relation between variations in climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migration of birds or the flowering of plants. — phenologist, n. — phenologic, phenological, adj.

climate


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The average weather of a region or place measured for all seasons over a number of years. There are three important areas: tropical, temperate and polar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climate - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of timeclimate - the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time; "the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"
environmental condition - the state of the environment
2.climate - the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"

climate

noun
1. weather, country, region, temperature, clime the hot and humid climate of Cyprus
2. atmosphere, environment, spirit, surroundings, tone, mood, trend, flavour, feeling, tendency, temper, ambience, vibes (slang) A major change of political climate is unlikely.
Quotations
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" [Bob Dylan Subterranean Homesick Blues]

climate

noun
1. The totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development:
2. A prevailing quality, as of thought, behavior, or attitude:
Translations
مُناخمُناخ عاممُناخ، طَقْس
klimapodnebípoměryovzduší
klima
ilmastoilmanalailmapiiri
klima
éghajlatklíma
andi, andrúmsloft, aîstæîurloftslag
気候
기후
klimatasklimatinisklimatosąlygos
klimats
pomery
podnebjeklima
klimat
อากาศ
khí hậu

climate

[ˈklaɪmɪt] Nclima m (fig) → ambiente m
the climate of opinion (fig) → la opinión general

climate

[ˈklaɪmət] n
(= weather) → climat m
(political, economic)climat mclimate change nchangement m climatiqueclimate control n (in car or building) (= air conditioning) → climatisation f

climate

n (lit, fig)Klima nt; the two countries have very different climatesdie beiden Länder haben (ein) sehr unterschiedliches Klima; America has many different climatesAmerika hat viele verschiedene Klimazonen; to move to a warmer climatein eine wärmere Gegend or in eine Gegend mit wärmerem Klima ziehen; the climate of public opiniondie Stimmung in der Öffentlichkeit, das öffentliche Klima; climate conference (Pol) → Klimakonferenz for -gipfel m

climate

[ˈklaɪmɪt] nclima m
the climate of popular opinion → l'opinione pubblica

climate

(ˈklaimət) noun
1. the weather conditions of a region (temperature, moisture etc). Britain has a temperate climate.
2. the conditions in a country etc. the economic/moral climate.
cliˈmatic (-ˈmӕ-) adjective

climate

مُناخ podnebí klima Klima κλίμα clima ilmasto climat klima clima 気候 기후 klimaat klima klimat clima климат klimat อากาศ iklim khí hậu 气候

climate

n. clima.

climate

n clima m
References in classic literature ?
And for fear that the idea may still lurk in some minds that my preceding years of drinking were the cause of my disabilities, I here point out that my Japanese cabin boy, Nakata, still with me, was rotten with fever, as was Charmian, who in addition was in the slough of a tropical neurasthenia that required several years of temperate climates to cure, and that neither she nor Nakata drank or ever had drunk.
So I abandoned the Snark voyage and sought a cooler climate.
There flourish the olive, the fig, the date, the orange, the citron, the pomegranate, and other fruits belonging to the voluptuous climates of the south; with grapes in abundance, that yield a generous wine.
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
By a Law of Nature with us, there is a constant attraction to the South; and, although in temperate climates this is very slight -- so that even a Woman in reasonable health can journey several furlongs northward without much difficulty -- yet the hampering effect of the southward attraction is quite sufficient to serve as a compass in most parts of our earth.
But as it happens that not one stroke can labor lay to without some new acquaintance with nature, and as nature is inexhaustibly significant, the inhabitants of these climates have always excelled the southerner in force.
When we reflect on the vast diversity of the plants and animals which have been cultivated, and which have varied during all ages under the most different climates and treatment, I think we are driven to conclude that this greater variability is simply due to our domestic productions having been raised under conditions of life not so uniform as, and somewhat different from, those to which the parent-species have been exposed under nature.
In addition to his farming, which called for special attention in spring, and in addition to reading, Levin had begun that winter a work on agriculture, the plan of which turned on taking into account the character of the laborer on the land as one of the unalterable data of the question, like the climate and the soil, and consequently deducing all the principles of scientific culture, not simply from the data of soil and climate, but from the data of soil, climate, and a certain unalterable character of the laborer.
At that moment Anna Pavlovna came up and, looking severely at Pierre, asked the Italian how he stood Russian climate.
A genial climate seemed to prevail here, for though the snow lay upon all the mountains within sight, there was none to be seen in the valley.
I have been told, and can well believe, that the climate there is different from the climate on the coast--in which the unfortunate slave had been accustomed to live.
3] We see nearly the whole of Australia covered by lofty trees, yet that country possesses a far more arid climate.

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