Precipitation definition

prĭ-sĭpĭ-tāshən
Precipitation is rain, sleet or snow, or bringing an action on suddenly.

An example of precipitation is rain.

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A headlong fall or rush.
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Any form of water, such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail, that falls to the earth's surface.
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(chemistry) The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid.
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A precipitating or being precipitated from a solution.
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A precipitate.
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A depositing of rain, snow, sleet, etc.
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(meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
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A hastening or acceleration, especially one that is sudden or unexpected.

He is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise.

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The quantity of such water falling in a specific area within a specific period.
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A precipitating or being precipitated; specif., a headlong fall or rush.
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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.
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A bringing on suddenly; acceleration.
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Rain, snow, sleet, etc.
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The amount of this.
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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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(countable, chemistry) A reaction that leads to the formation of a heavier solid in a lighter liquid; the precipitate so formed at the bottom of the container.
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(figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.

Had acted with some precipitation and had probably started out upon a wild-goose chase -- Dorothy Sayers.

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Abrupt or impulsive haste.
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Precipitancy; rash haste; impetuosity.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
precipitation
Plural:
precipitations