noun Etymology: French or Greek; French météorologie, from Middle French, from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron + -logia -logy Date: 1620 1. a science that deals with the atmosphere and its phenomena and especially with weather and weather forecasting 2. the atmospheric phenomena and weather of a region • meteorologic or meteorological adjectivemeteorologically adverbmeteorologist noun

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