Variant of climate
- 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
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