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climatic

[klahy-mat-ik] /klaɪˈmæt ɪk/
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] /ˈklaɪ mɪ tl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; climate + -ic
Related forms
climatically, adverb
subclimatic, adjective
Can be confused
climactic, climatic.
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Examples from the web for climatic
  • 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.
  • Varieties that grow well in mild climatic conditions.
  • There are sharp local contrasts in the country's climatic conditions.
  • The work references the world's growing thirst for clean water in the face of shortages, drought and climatic shifts.
  • It is being largely threatened by changes in climatic conditions.
  • The work clearly references the world's growing thirst for clean water in the face of shortages, drought and climatic shifts.
  • As the trees grow, their condition will record the region's climatic, socioeconomic and environmental extremes.
Word Origin and History for climatic
adj.

1828, from climate + -ic. There is a 1650 citation for climatical in OED. Related: Climatically.

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