Definitions for Climateˈklaɪ mɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
a region or area characterized by a given climate:
to move to a warm climate.
the prevailing attitudes, standards, or conditions of a group, period, or place:
a climate of political unrest.
Origin of climate:
1350–1400; ME: region, latitude < L clīmat-, s. of clīma < Gk klima <kli(nein) to slope, lean
the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
"the dank climate of southern Wales"; "plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"
the prevailing psychological state
"the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a country's or region's usual weather conditions
a warm/cold/wet climate
the situation or atmosphere
the current political/economic climate; a climate of fear
An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
A region of the Earth.
The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.
Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate.
Origin: From climat, from clima, from κλίμα, from κλίνω (from which also cline), from ḱley- (English lean).
one of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day
the condition of a place in relation to various phenomena of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc., especially as they affect animal or vegetable life
Climate is the pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over long periods. Climate can be contrasted to weather, which is the present condition of these variables over shorter periods. A region's climate is generated by the climate system, which has five components: atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, land surface, and biosphere. The climate of a location is affected by its latitude, terrain, and altitude, as well as nearby water bodies and their currents. Climates can be classified according to the average and the typical ranges of different variables, most commonly temperature and precipitation. The most commonly used classification scheme was originally developed by Wladimir Köppen. The Thornthwaite system, in use since 1948, incorporates evapotranspiration along with temperature and precipitation information and is used in studying animal species diversity and potential effects of climate changes. The Bergeron and Spatial Synoptic Classification systems focus on the origin of air masses that define the climate of a region. Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates. Since direct observations of climate are not available before the 19th century, paleoclimates are inferred from proxy variables that include non-biotic evidence such as sediments found in lake beds and ice cores, and biotic evidence such as tree rings and coral. Climate models are mathematical models of past, present and future climates. Climate change may occur over long and short timescales from a variety of factors; recent warming is discussed in global warming.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Translations for Climate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the weather conditions of a region (temperature, moisture etc)
Britain has a temperate climate.
- مُناخ، طَقْسArabic
- climaPortuguese (BR)
- das KlimaGerman
- آب و هواFarsi
- éghajlat, klímaHungarian
- klima, værlagNorwegian
- آب و هواPersian
- اقليم: دهواد يو كلنۍ درجو اوسطPashto
- climă, climatRomanian
- 氣候Chinese (Trad.)
- آپ و ہواUrdu
- khí hậuVietnamese
- 气候Chinese (Simp.)
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