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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klahy-mit]
    • /ˈklaɪ mɪt/
    • /ˈklaɪmət/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klahy-mit]
    • /ˈklaɪ mɪt/

Definitions of climate word

  • variable noun climate The climate of a place is the general weather conditions that are typical of it. 3
  • countable noun climate You can use climate to refer to the general atmosphere or situation somewhere. 3
  • noun climate the long-term prevalent weather conditions of an area, determined by latitude, position relative to oceans or continents, altitude, etc 3
  • noun climate an area having a particular kind of climate 3
  • noun climate a prevailing trend or current of feeling 3
  • noun climate the prevailing or average weather conditions of a place, as determined by the temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years 3

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Origin of climate

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400 for earlier senses; 1595-1605 for def 2; Middle English climat < Latin clīmat- (stem of clīma) < Greek klīmat-, stem of klī́ma slope, equivalent to klī- (akin to klī́nein to slope, lean) + -ma noun suffix

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Parts of speech for Climate


climate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 97% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

climate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for climate

noun climate

  • temperature — a measure of the warmth or coldness of an object or substance with reference to some standard value. The temperature of two systems is the same when the systems are in thermal equilibrium.
  • humidity — humid condition; moistness; dampness.
  • latitude — Geography. the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point. a place or region as marked by this distance.
  • altitude — If something is at a particular altitude, it is at that height above sea level.
  • conditions — external or existing circumstances

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