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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These principles guided the science of meteorology into the modern age.
The same thing is about to happen to space meteorology.
His interests include playing the piano, studying elephants, and meteorology.
Though the region's meteorology has not changed, the perception among surfers
  has.
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