Definition of meteorology in English:

meteorology

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

1The branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as a means of forecasting the weather.
More 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).

Derivatives

meteorological

Pronunciation: /-rəˈläjikəl/
adjective
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  • Climatologists identify patterns and relationships in meteorological observations and records.
  • As days grow longer in spring and early meteorological summer, the balance tips to more heat arriving than leaving.
  • The potential increases that we discuss apply only to this intrinsic meteorological measure.

meteorologically

Pronunciation: /-rəˈläjik(ə)lē/
adverb
More example sentences
  • Forecasting accuracy has increased dramatically since the introduction of computer models, both meteorologically and in forecasting surges and coastal water levels.
  • Quantitative comparisons between meteorologically forced open-ocean convection and vertical density currents generated by ash fall are complex, as a result of scaling issues.
  • The only time the sun shines is when the meteorologically battered inhabitants go on holiday to Spain.

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