- The definition of climate is the weather of a location over time or the environment or mood.
- An example of climate is when it is snowy and rainy.
- An example of climate is an economic boom time.
Iceland has a very cold climate.
climate definition by Webster's New World
- the prevailing or average weather conditions of a place, as determined by the temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years
- any prevailing conditions affecting life, activity, etc.: a favorable climate of opinion
- a region with certain prevailing weather conditions: to move to a warmer climate
Origin: Middle English climat ; from Old French ; from Late Latin clima ; from Classical Greek klima, region, zone ; from base of klinein, to slope (see incline): origin, originally , slope of the earth from the equator toward the poles
climate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region.
- A region of the earth having particular meteorological conditions: lives in a cold climate.
- A prevailing condition or set of attitudes in human affairs: a climate of unrest.
Origin: 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 - Ologies & -Isms Definition
climate - Cultural Definition
A region's usual weather patterns. The climate at any point on Earth is determined by things such as the general movement of the atmosphere, the proximity of the oceans, and the altitude of the location.
climate - Science Definition