Microclimate definition

mīkrō-klīmĭt
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The climate of a small, specific place within an area as contrasted with the climate of the entire area.
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The climate of a small, distinct area, as a forest, or of a confined space, as a building.
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The climate of a small, specific place within a larger area. An area as small as a yard or park can have several different microclimates depending on how much sunlight, shade, or exposure to the wind there is at a particular spot.
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A small, local region having a unique pattern of weather or weather effects that differ from the local climate.

The microclimate on the south side of a building may differ from the one on the north, so that different plants may thrive.

The coastal hills are home to many different microclimates.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
microclimate
Plural:
microclimates

Origin of microclimate

  • From micro- +"Ž climate.

    From Wiktionary