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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meteorologic, meteorological, meteoricadjective

    of or pertaining to atmospheric phenomena, especially weather and weather conditions

    "meteorological factors"; "meteorological chart"; "meteoric (or meteorological) phenomena"


  1. meteorologicaladjective

    Of or pertaining to meteorology.

    The trip was postponed because the meteorological conditions were so bad.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Meteorologicaladjective

    Relating to the doctrine of meteors.

    Etymology: from meteorology.

    Many others are considerable in meteorological divinity. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vii.

    Make disquisition whether these unusual lights be newcome guests, or old inhabitants in heaven, or meteorological impressions not transcending the upper region, or whether to be ranked among celestial bodies. James Howell, Vocal Forest.


  1. Meteorological

    Meteorology is a branch of the atmospheric sciences (which include atmospheric chemistry and physics) with a major focus on weather forecasting. The study of meteorology dates back millennia, though significant progress in meteorology did not begin until the 18th century. The 19th century saw modest progress in the field after weather observation networks were formed across broad regions. Prior attempts at prediction of weather depended on historical data. It was not until after the elucidation of the laws of physics, and more particularly in the latter half of the 20th century the development of the computer (allowing for the automated solution of a great many modelling equations) that significant breakthroughs in weather forecasting were achieved. An important branch of weather forecasting is marine weather forecasting as it relates to maritime and coastal safety, in which weather effects also include atmospheric interactions with large bodies of water. Meteorological phenomena are observable weather events that are explained by the science of meteorology. Meteorological phenomena are described and quantified by the variables of Earth's atmosphere: temperature, air pressure, water vapour, mass flow, and the variations and interactions of these variables, and how they change over time. Different spatial scales are used to describe and predict weather on local, regional, and global levels. Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric physics, and atmospheric chemistry are sub-disciplines of the atmospheric sciences. Meteorology and hydrology compose the interdisciplinary field of hydrometeorology. The interactions between Earth's atmosphere and its oceans are part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere system. Meteorology has application in many diverse fields such as the military, energy production, transport, agriculture, and construction. The word meteorology is from the Ancient Greek μετέωρος metéōros (meteor) and -λογία -logia (-(o)logy), meaning "the study of things high in the air."


  1. meteorological

    Meteorological refers to anything related to the study of weather patterns, climate, and atmospheric conditions. This includes the processes and phenomena of the physical world, as well as the scientific forecasting of weather. Anything pertaining to meteorology (the scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena) can be described as meteorological.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meteorologicaladjective

    of or pertaining to the atmosphere and its phenomena, or to meteorology

  2. Etymology: [Gr. : cf. F. mtorologique.]

Editors Contribution

  1. meteorological

    Relating to meteorology.

    The meteorological conditions were very balanced.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meteorological in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meteorological in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Meteorological in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Monaghan:

    Meteorological factors certainly play an important role in determining the global range of the virus-transmitting Aedes (aegypti species of) mosquitoes and how competently they can transmit a virus.

  2. Van Dam:

    This is a rare occurrence that took place because cool, damp air became trapped in the lower levels of the canyon, it was literally stuck underneath a warm layer of air just above. In the meteorological world, this is referred to as an inversion when the temperature actually warms with height (as opposed to it cooling with a rise in altitude).

  3. Ray Kong:

    There are no meteorological instruments over South China Sea.

  4. Van Dam:

    It was literally stuck underneath a warm layer of air just above. In the meteorological world, this is referred to as an inversion when the temperature actually warms with height (as opposed to it cooling with a rise in altitude).

  5. The WMO:

    Brazil's National Meteorological Service had indeed warned of very heavy rainfall, but people were not prepared.

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