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[mee-tee-er-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmi ti ər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
pertaining to meteorology or to phenomena of the atmosphere or weather.
Origin of meteorological
1560-70; < Greek meteōrologik(ós) pertaining to celestial phenomena (see meteorology, -ic) + -al1
Related forms
meteorologicaly, adverb
nonmeteorologic, adjective
nonmeteorological, adjective
nonmeteorologically, adverb
unmeteorologic, adjective
unmeteorological, adjective
unmeteorologically, adverb Unabridged
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  • At present, it serves as a sea turtle sanctuary and is the site of an important meteorological station.
  • Presently a small military garrison oversees a meteorological station.
  • Then they put the model to work, predicting the height of the tallest trees across the country using local meteorological data.
  • Luckily, the climate-both meteorological and political-that helps drive funding for this kind of work is beginning to change.
  • The two meteorological phenomena are pretty dang different.
  • meteorological seasons start on the first of the month.
  • The months were named after the principal agricultural activity or meteorological characteristic of that part of the year.
  • The meteorological factors that drive tornadoes make them more likely at some times than at others.
  • Astronomical, meteorological, and oceanographic data were consistently collected.
  • Tornadoes are one of the final meteorological frontiers for scientists to conquer.
Word Origin and History for meteorological

1560s, from Middle French météorologique or Greek meteorologikos; see meteorology + -ical. Related: Meteorologically.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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