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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
    • /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-luh-meyt, uh-klahy-mit]
    • /ˈæk ləˌmeɪt, əˈklaɪ mɪt/

Definitions of acclimation word

  • noun acclimation The process of becoming, or the state of being, acclimated, or habituated to a new climate; acclimatization. 1
  • noun acclimation acclimatization 1
  • noun acclimation (biology) The adaptation of an organism to its natural climatic environment. 0

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Origin of acclimation

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
From the French word acclimater, dating back to 1785-95. See ac-, climate

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Parts of speech for Acclimation


acclimation popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for acclimation

noun acclimation

  • adjustment — An adjustment is a small change that is made to something such as a machine or a way of doing something.
  • acclimatization — The act of acclimatizing; the process of inuring to a new climate, or the state of being so inured.
  • adaptation — An adaptation of a book or play is a film or a television programme that is based on it.
  • acclimatisation — Alternative spelling of acclimatization.

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