climatic

[klahy-mat-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to climate.
2.
(of ecological phenomena) due to climate rather than to soil or topography.
Also, climatical, climatal [klahy-mi-tl] .


Origin:
1820–30; climate + -ic

climatically, adverb
subclimatic, adjective

climactic, climatic.
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climate (ˈklaɪmɪt)
 
n
1.  the long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area, determined by latitude, position relative to oceans or continents, altitude, etc
2.  an area having a particular kind of climate
3.  a prevailing trend or current of feeling: the political climate
 
[C14: from Late Latin clima, from Greek klima inclination, region; related to Greek klinein to lean]
 
usage  Climatic is sometimes wrongly used where climactic is meant. Climatic is properly used to talk about things relating to climate; climactic is used to describe something which forms a climax
 
climatic
 
adj
 
cli'matical
 
adj
 
'climatal
 
adj
 
cli'matically
 
adv

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climatic
1828, from climate.
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Example sentences
Yet in reality the big-horn is by no means confined to any one climatic zone.
Annual available resources can vary greatly due to short-term and long-term
  climatic and weather variations.
Varieties that grow well in cold climatic conditions.
Varieties that grow well in hot climatic conditions.
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