Definition of Climate

1. Noun. The weather in some location averaged over some long period of time. "Plants from a cold clime travel best in winter"

Exact synonyms: Clime
Generic synonyms: Environmental Condition
Derivative terms: Acclimate, Acclimatise, Acclimatize, Climatic, Climatical

2. Noun. The prevailing psychological state. "The national mood had changed radically since the last election"
Exact synonyms: Mood
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status

Definition of Climate

1. n. One of thirty regions or zones, parallel to the equator, into which the surface of the earth from the equator to the pole was divided, according to the successive increase of the length of the midsummer day.

2. v. i. To dwell.

Definition of Climate

1. Noun. (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A region of the Earth. ¹

3. Noun. The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years). ¹

4. Noun. (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation. ¹

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Definition of Climate

1. the weather conditions characteristic of an area [n -S] : CLIMATAL, CLIMATIC [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Climate

climacteric psychosis
climacteric syndrome
climate (current term)
climate canary
climate change
climate control
climatic keratopathy
climatic study
climatic summary
climatic zone

Literary usage of Climate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"Even the kindly climate is sometimes pleasanter when read about than personally experienced ... The climate of San Francisco is mild and singularly equable. ..."

2. Energy policies of IEA countries: 2005 review by Agencia Internacional de la Energía, International Energy Agency, SourceOECD (Online service (2005)
"climate CHANGE 2004 marked the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by Russia, and thus its entry into force on 16 February 2005. The Protocol sets binding ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1831)
"Tlit Influence of climate in the Prevention and Cure of Chronic Diseases, more particularly ... With an Appendix, containing a Series of Tables on climate. ..."

4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1870)
"Notes on the climate and Geology of Abyssinia, with Table of Heights. ... THE climate of the low-lying strip of country skirting the mountainous region of ..."

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