Climatology definition

klīmə-tŏlə-jē
The scientific study of climates, including the causes and long-term effects of variation in regional and global climates. Climatology also studies how climate changes over time and is affected by human actions.
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The science dealing with climate and climatic phenomena.
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The meteorological study of climates and their phenomena.
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The science that deals with climates, and investigates their phenomena and causes.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
climatology
Plural:
climatologies

Origin of climatology

  • Latin clima, from Ancient Greek κλίμα (klima, “region, zone”) (originally "slope"), from κλίνω (klinō, “I slope, incline”) and -λογία (-logia, “study of”).

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