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meteorology Syllabification: me·te·or·ol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌmēdēəˈräləjē/

Definition of meteorology in English:

noun

1The branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as a means of forecasting the weather.
Example sentences
  • Such research includes studies in climatology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology and geophysics, ecology, and oceanography, just to name a few.
  • There are numerous excursions in scientific realms of chemistry, biology, meteorology, computer science, and most of all mathematics and philosophy.
  • It will investigate global atmospheric circulation dynamics, meteorology and chemistry.
1.1The climate and weather of a region.

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron 'of the atmosphere' (see meteor).

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