meteorology [mēt′ē ə räl′ə jē]
The definition of meteorology is the climate and weather of a place, or is the scientific study of climate and weather.
The branch of science that allows a weatherman to predict what the weather will be like in the future is an example of meteorology.
meteorology definition by Webster's New World
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the science of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; study of weather, including weather forecasting
Origin: Classical Greek meteōrologia: see meteor and amp; -logy
meteorology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The science that deals with the phenomena of the atmosphere, especially weather and weather conditions.
Origin: French météorologie, from Greek meteōrologiā, discussion of astronomical phenomena : meteōron, astronomical phenomenon; see meteor + -logiā, -logy.
- meˌte·or·o·logˈi·cal , meˌte·or·o·logˈic adjective
- meˌte·or·o·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
meteorology - Cultural Definition
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meteorology - Science Definition
The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.