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rain·mak·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rainmakingnoun

    activity intended to produce rain

Wiktionary

  1. rainmakingnoun

    The attempted artificial production of rain, either by use of magic or by seeding clouds

  2. rainmakingnoun

    Hiring someone who creates business opportunities or revenue.

Wikipedia

  1. Rainmaking

    Rainmaking, also known as artificial precipitation, artificial rainfall and pluviculture, is the act of attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation, usually to stave off drought or the wider global warming. According to the clouds' different physical properties, this can be done using airplanes or rockets to sow to the clouds with catalysts such as dry ice, silver iodide and salt powder, to make clouds rain or increase precipitation, to remove or mitigate farmland drought, to increase reservoir irrigation water or water supply capacity, to increase water levels for hydropower generation, or even to solve the global warming problem. In the United States, rainmaking was attempted by traveling showmen. It was practiced on the American frontier, but may have reached a peak during the dust bowl drought of the US west and midwest in the 1930s. The practice was depicted in the 1956 film The Rainmaker. Attempts to bring rain directly have waned with development of the science of meteorology, laws against fraud, and improved weather forecasting, with some exceptions such as cloud seeding and forms of prayer including rain dances, which are still practiced today. Prayers for rain is also a common cultural practice for Christians and Muslims. In some Christian areas, clerics of the Eastern Orthodox Church are believed to possess the power to arrest rain, bring hail to the farms of wayward souls, as well as to bring rain when the rainy season falls short.The term is also used metaphorically to describe the process of bringing new clients into a professional practice, such as law, architecture, consulting, advertising, or investment banking—in general, processes that bring money into a company. It is also used to describe a confidence trick where the scammer takes money from the victim to influence a system over which they have no real control, but a random chance of the outcome happening anyway.

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  1. rainmaking

    Rainmaking refers to the act or process of artificially inducing or increasing precipitation, usually to alleviate drought, through various techniques such as cloud seeding. It can also metaphorically refer to the process of generating business or income, often used in professional scenarios for individuals or institutions that are responsible for bringing in new clients or investors.

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  1. Rainmaking

    Rainmaking, also known as artificial precipitation, is the act of attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation, usually to stave off drought. According to the clouds' different physical properties, this can be done using airplanes or rockets to sow to the clouds with catalysts such as dry ice, silver iodide and salt powder, to make clouds rain or increase precipitation, to remove or mitigate farmland drought, to increase reservoir irrigation water or water supply capacity, or to increase water levels for power generation. In the US, rainmaking was attempted by traveling showmen. It was practiced in the old west but may have reached a peak during the dust bowl drought of the American West and Midwest in the 1930s. The practice was depicted in the 1956 film The Rainmaker. Attempts to bring rain directly have waned with development of the science of meteorology, the advent of laws against fraud and increased communication technology, with some exceptions such as cloud seeding and rain dances or other forms of prayer, which are still practiced today. Prayer for more rain is also a cross cultural practice in Christian and Muslim Ethiopia as well as in areas where people keep "traditional" non-scriptural religions. In the Christian areas the Defteras believed to have the wisdom to arrest the rain, to bring hail to farms of individuals who refuse to comply with religious rules as well as to bring more rains when the rainy season fell short of giving the usual amount of rain needed for growing cereals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rainmaking in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rainmaking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Margaret Reynolds:

    I focused my limited time on serving clients – those already on the books – over my other role of rainmaking.

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