meteor ology

meteorology

[mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
2.
the atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.

Origin:
1610–20; < Greek meteōrología discussion of celestial phenomena. See meteor, -o-, -logy

meteorologist, noun
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meteorology (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting
 
[C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia-logy. See meteor]
 
meteorological
 
adj
 
meteoro'logic
 
adj
 
meteoro'logically
 
adv
 
meteor'ologist
 
n

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meteorology
1560s, "science of the atmosphere, weather forecasting," from Gk. meteorologia "treatise on celestial phenomena," from meteoron (see meteor) + -logia "treatment of." Related: Meteorological; meteorologist.
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meteorology   (mē'tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
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meteorology definition


The study of the weather and climate.

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