Humidity definition

hyo͝o-mĭdĭ-tē
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Relative humidity.
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Dampness, especially of the air.
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The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere, usually expressed as either absolute humidity or relative humidity.
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The amount or degree of moisture in the air.
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Moistness; dampness.
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Humidity is defined as the amount of wetness or water vapor in the air.

When it is just about to rain and there's a lot of water vapor in the air, this is an example of a time when the humidity level is high.

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Dampness, especially that of the air.
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The amount of water vapour in the air.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
humidity
Plural:
humidities

Origin of humidity

  • Middle English humidite from Old French from Medieval Latin hūmiditās from Latin hūmidus humid humid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English humidite, from Old French, from Medieval Latin humiditas, from Latin umidus (“damp, moist, wet”)

    From Wiktionary