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 Dictionary entry overview: What does meteorology mean? 

  The noun METEOROLOGY has 2 senses:

1. predicting what the weather will be
2. the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

  Familiarity information: METEOROLOGY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1meteorology [BACK TO TOP]


Predicting what the weather will be

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


meteorology; weather forecasting

Hypernyms ("meteorology" is a kind of...):

forecasting; foretelling; prediction; prognostication (a statement made about the future)

Domain category:

meteorology (the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather))

Sense 2meteorology [BACK TO TOP]


The earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere (especially weather)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("meteorology" is a kind of...):

earth science (any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts)

Domain member category:

weather chart; weather map ((meteorology) a map showing the principal meteorological elements at a given time and over an extended region)

cyclone ((meteorology) rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern)

anabatic (of an air current or wind; rising especially up a slope)

catabatic; katabatic (of an air current or wind; moving downward or down a slope because of cooling especially at night)

clear (free from clouds or mist or haze)

cloudy (full of or covered with clouds)

broken (discontinuous)

anticyclonic (of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a high pressure center)

frontal (of or relating to the front of an advancing mass of air)

cyclonal; cyclonic; cyclonical (of or relating to or characteristic of the atmosphere around a low pressure center)

anticyclone ((meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high-pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern)

bar ((meteorology) a unit of pressure equal to a million dynes per square centimeter)

convection ((meteorology) the vertical movement of heat or other properties by massive motion within the atmosphere)

visual range (distance at which a given standard object can be seen with the unaided eye)

ceiling ((meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds)

meteorology; weather forecasting (predicting what the weather will be)

isobar ((meteorology)an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time)

isotherm ((meteorology) an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time)

front ((meteorology) the atmospheric phenomenon created at the boundary between two different air masses)

occluded front; occlusion ((meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft)

atmospheric condition; weather; weather condition (the meteorological conditions: temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation)

advection ((meteorology) the horizontal transfer of heat or other atmospheric properties)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "meteorology"):

aerology (meteorology of the total extent of the atmosphere; especially the upper layers)

climatology (meteorology of climates and their phenomena)

nephology (the branch of meteorology that studies clouds and cloud formation)

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