- Precipitation is rain, sleet or snow, or bringing an action on suddenly.
An example of precipitation is rain.
- a precipitating or being precipitated; specif., a headlong fall or rush
- precipitancy; rash haste; impetuosity
- a bringing on suddenly; acceleration
- a precipitating or being precipitated from a solution
- a precipitate
- a depositing of rain, snow, sleet, etc.
- rain, snow, sleet, etc.
- the amount of this
Origin: MFr précipitation from Classical Latin praecipitatio
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- A headlong fall or rush.
- Abrupt or impulsive haste.
- A hastening or acceleration, especially one that is sudden or unexpected: He is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise.
- Meteorology a. Any form of water, such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail, that falls to the earth's surface.b. The quantity of such water falling in a specific area within a specific period.
- Chemistry The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid.
precipitation - Cultural Definition
precipitation - Medical Definition
precipitation - Science Definition
- A form of water, such as rain, snow, or sleet, that condenses from the atmosphere, becomes too heavy to remain suspended, and falls to the Earth's surface. Different atmospheric conditions are responsible for the different forms of precipitation.
- The process by which a substance is separated out of a solution as a solid. Precipitation occurs either by the action of gravity or through a chemical reaction that forms an insoluble compound out of two or more soluble compounds.
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