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meteorology (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ Pronunciation for meteorology



  1. the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting

Derived Forms

meteorological (ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl Pronunciation for meteorological , ˌmeteoroˈlogic adjective
ˌmeteoroˈlogically adverb
ˌmeteorˈologist noun

Word Origin

C17: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia -logy. See meteor

Example Sentences Including 'meteorology'

"Undergraduates are schooled in meteorology , physics, business studies and manufacturing, as well as surf history and culture," he said.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
"What we're after is meteorology on a completely different planet than Earth, but with all the same physics," he says.
New Scientist (2004)
The first quake on Alor, 1000km east of Bali, struck about 8.26am (AEST), meteorology officials said.
Australian News Misc (2004)
The meeting convened at Tufts University, and the subject of meteorology turned out to be a prominent feature of the convention.
Rogo, D Scott Psychic Breakthroughs Today
Typhoon Maemi later moved out over the Sea of Japan, where it has weakened considerably, the meteorology department said.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
While it wasn't a pretension, just a habit, it irritated him because he was certain her meteorology was unsound.
Various Looking For the Spark


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