Definition of meteorology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmiːtiəˈrɒlədʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmiːtiəˈrɑːlədʒi//
[uncountable] The Earth and the atmosphere
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the scientific study of the earth’s atmosphere and its changes, used especially in forecasting the weather (= saying what it will be like) See related entries: The Earth and the atmosphere Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Greek meteōrologia, from meteōron ‘of the atmosphere’, neuter (used as a noun) of meteōros ‘lofty’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: meteorology