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Meaning of CLIMATE

Pronunciation:  'klImit

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  1. [n]  the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time
  2. [n]  the prevailing psychological state; "the climate of opinion"; "the national mood had changed radically since the last election"
 Synonyms: clime, mood
 See Also: condition, environmental condition, status



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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cli"mate\, n. [F. climat, L. clima, -atis, fr. Gr. ?,
    ?, slope, the supposed slope of the earth (from the equator
    toward the pole), hence a region or zone of the earth, fr. ?
    to slope, incline, akin to E. lean, v. i. See {Lean}, v. i.,
    and cf. {Clime}.]
    1. (Anc. Geog.) 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. The condition of a place in relation to various phenomena
       of the atmosphere, as temperature, moisture, etc.,
       especially as they affect animal or vegetable life.
  2. \Cli"mate\, v. i.
    To dwell. [Poetic] --Shak.
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