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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climate  \Cli"mate\,  n.  [F.  climat,  L.  clima,  -atis,  fr  Gr  ?, 
  ?,  slope,  the  supposed  slope  of  the  earth  (from  the  equator 
  toward  the  pole),  hence  a  region  or  zone  of  the  earth,  fr  ? 
  to  slope,  incline,  akin  to  E.  lean,  v.  i.  See  {Lean},  v.  i., 
  and  cf  {Clime}.] 
  1.  (Anc.  Geog.)  One  of  thirty  regions  or  zones,  parallel  to 
  the  equator,  into  which  the  surface  of  the  earth  from  the 
  equator  to  the  pole  was  divided,  according  to  the 
  successive  increase  of  the  length  of  the  midsummer  day 
 
  2.  The  condition  of  a  place  in  relation  to  various  phenomena 
  of  the  atmosphere,  as  temperature,  moisture,  etc., 
  especially  as  they  affect  animal  or  vegetable  life. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Climate  \Cli"mate\,  v.  i. 
  To  dwell.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  climate 
  n  1:  the  weather  in  some  location  averaged  over  some  long  period 
  of  time  [syn:  {clime}] 
  2:  the  prevailing  psychological  state;  "the  climate  of 
  opinion";  "the  national  mood  had  changed  radically  since 
  the  last  election"  [syn:  {mood}] 




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