Definition of meteorology in English:


Line breaks: me¦teor|ology
Pronunciation: /ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒi


[mass noun]
  • 1The branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as a means of forecasting the weather: an induction course to learn basic meteorology
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    • 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: overwintering would allow the team to investigate the island’s meteorology



Pronunciation: /-rəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
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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.


Pronunciation: /-rəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)li/
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  • 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.


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

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