Definition of meteorology in English:

meteorology

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The branch of science concerned with the processes and phenomena of the atmosphere, especially as a means of forecasting the weather:

    ‘an induction course to learn basic meteorology’
    • ‘He did not restrict himself to studying mathematics, however, for he studied other topics such as astronomy, meteorology and chemistry.’
    • ‘His interests went outside mathematics and he sometimes lectured on astronomy, meteorology and biology where he had a special interest in birds.’
    • ‘Against these arguments, I have seen positivists argue (rightly, I believe) that such observations would also ‘prove’ that meteorology or astronomy is not a science.’
    • ‘He wrote about meteorology, biology, physics, poetry, logic, rhetoric, and politics and ethics, among other subjects.’
    • ‘While meteorology is a science complicated by chaotic weather patterns, statistics on the tumultuous developments illustrate a definite trend in the past decades.’
    • ‘In this respect, hydrological science and meteorology are still far from being able to predict, before the rains come, which thunderstorms will turn out to be the worst killers.’
    • ‘It will investigate global atmospheric circulation dynamics, meteorology and chemistry.’
    • ‘Neil has used the same teaching method for his classes in meteorology and environmental science at Lincoln.’
    • ‘For more than 60 years, weather balloons have been the foundation of global meteorology as they provide atmospheric data to weather stations.’
    • ‘The Other Physical Sciences category includes geology, geography, hydrology, statistics, meteorology, and physics.’
    • ‘But the science of meteorology, a term that dates back to Aristotle's first musings on the subject, did not really begin to make significant advances until the 18th century.’
    • ‘Such research includes studies in climatology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology and geophysics, ecology, and oceanography, just to name a few.’
    • ‘The larger theories of geology, astronomy, oceanology, meteorology, ecology, biology, and even physics do not lend themselves to repeatable experiments.’
    • ‘Reye's early interest in mathematical physics and meteorology turned to an interest in geometry even while he held the lectureship in mathematical physics at Zurich.’
    • ‘As with most other kinds of physical science, more men than women work in meteorology, but the number of women is growing.’
    • ‘There are numerous excursions in scientific realms of chemistry, biology, meteorology, computer science, and most of all mathematics and philosophy.’
    • ‘Evolutionary theory is no more tied to metaphysical naturalism or atheism than is meteorology or medical science.’
    • ‘Moving from meteorology as straight science to weather as journalism means more.’
    • ‘Professional forecasters have usually been to university to study meteorology, where for three years they learn a wide-ranging and detailed study of the physical and dynamical processes that occur in the atmosphere.’
    • ‘Understanding factors that affect canopy photosynthesis would contribute to agriculture, ecology, meteorology, and global science.’
    meteorological conditions, atmospheric conditions, meteorology, climate
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    1. 1.1 The climate and weather of a region:
      ‘overwintering would allow the team to investigate the island's meteorology’

Origin

Early 17th century: from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron of the atmosphere (see meteor).

Pronunciation:

meteorology

/ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒi/