|the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting|
|[C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia|
|the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language).|
|opposition to the withdrawal of state support or recognition from an established church, esp. the Anglican Church in 19th-century England.|
|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.