Definition: Meteorology

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From French météorologie, from Ancient Greek μετέωρος or metéōros (high in the sky) + -λογία or -logía. By surface analysis, meteor (atmospheric phenomenon) + -ology (study of). First attested in 1610.


meteorology (countable and uncountable, plural meteorologies)

  1. The science that deals with the study of the atmosphere and its phenomena, especially with weather and weather forecasting.
  2. The atmospheric phenomena in a specific region or period.

Derived terms

  • aeronautical meteorology
  • agricultural meteorology
  • agrometeorology
  • applied meteorology
  • astrometeorology
  • biometeorology
  • dynamic meteorology
  • hydrometeorology
  • macrometeorology
  • mesometeorology
  • meteorological
  • micrometeorology
  • physical meteorology
  • radar meteorology
  • radio meteorology
  • synoptic meteorology

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