|a. rain, snow, sleet, dew, etc, formed by condensation of water vapour in the atmosphere|
|b. the deposition of these on the earth's surface|
|c. the amount precipitated|
|2.||the production or formation of a chemical precipitate|
|3.||the act of precipitating or the state of being precipitated|
|4.||rash or undue haste|
|5.||spiritualism the appearance of a spirit in bodily form; materialization|
precipitation pre·cip·i·ta·tion (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tā'shən)
The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid.
|precipitation (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tā'shən) Pronunciation Key
In meteorology, the fall of water, ice, or snow deposited on the surface of the Earth from the atmosphere. In chemistry, a chemical reaction in a solution in which a solid material is formed and subsequently falls, as a precipitate, to the bottom of the container.