Meaning of climate

cli•mate

Pronunciation: (klī'mit), [key]
— n.
  1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years.
  2. a region or area characterized by a given climate: to move to a warm climate.
  3. the prevailing attitudes, standards, or environmental conditions of a group, period, or place: a climate of political unrest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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