WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
me•te•or•ol•o•gy /ˌmitiəˈrɑlədʒi/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Meteorologythe science dealing with the atmosphere, weather, and climate.
me•te•or•o•log•ic /ˌmitiərəˈlɑdʒɪk/USA pronunciation  me•te•or•o•log•i•cal,adj. 
me•te•or•ol•o•gist, n. [countable]TV weather forecasters prefer to be called meteorologists.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
me•te•or•ol•o•gy  (mē′tē ə rolə jē), 
  1. Meteorologythe science dealing with the atmosphere and its phenomena, including weather and climate.
  2. Meteorologythe atmospheric conditions and weather of an area.
  • Greek meteōrología discussion of celestial phenomena. See meteor, -o-, -logy
  • 1610–20
me′te•or•olo•gist, n. 

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meteorology /ˌmiːtɪəˈrɒlədʒɪ/ n
  1. the study of the earth's atmosphere, esp of weather-forming processes and weather forecasting
Etymology: 17th Century: from Greek meteorolōgia, from meteōron something aloft + -logia -logy. See meteor

meteorological /ˌmiːtɪərəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/, ˌmeteoroˈlogic adj ˌmeteoroˈlogically adv ˌmeteorˈologist n

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