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meteorology

[mee-tee-uh-rol-uh-jee] /ˌmi ti əˈrɒl ə dʒi/
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
1610-1620
1610-20; < Greek meteōrología discussion of celestial phenomena. See meteor, -o-, -logy
Related forms
meteorologist, noun
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Examples from the web for meteorologist
  • Watch the local news the night before to hear the meteorologist's take on any anticipated swells.
  • Halos are pretty if you are a meteorologist, but ugly if you are an astronomer.
British Dictionary definitions for meteorologist

meteorology

/ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting
Derived Forms
meteorological (ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), meteorologic, adjective
meteorologically, adverb
meteorologist, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia-logy. See meteor
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Word Origin and History for meteorologist
n.

1620s, from meteorology + -ist. Earlier was meteorologician (1570s). Greek meteorologos meant "one who deals with celestial phenomena, astronomer."

meteorology

n.

"science of the atmosphere, weather forecasting," 1610s, from French météorologie and directly from Greek meteorologia "treatise on celestial phenomena, discussion of high things," from meteoron, literally "thing high up" (see meteor), + -logia "treatment of" (see -logy).

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meteorologist in Science
meteorology
  (mē'tē-ə-rŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the atmosphere and of atmospheric conditions, especially as they relate to weather and weather forecasting.
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meteorologist in Culture

meteorology definition


The study of the weather and climate.

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