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- The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
- 2018, VOA Learning English > China's Melting Glacier Brings Visitors, Adds to Climate Concerns:
- And the effects from climate change are already extreme.
- (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral, etc., situation.
- Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate.
- 2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds”, in New York Times:
- In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial.
- 2020 December 2, Philip Haigh, “A winter of discontent caused by threat of union action”, in Rail, page 63:
- This isn't the time for militant unionism. If I were at ScotRail, in the current climate I'd trade a pay freeze [sic: pay rise?] for job security.
- (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
- (obsolete) A region of the Earth.
- acclimatise, acclimatize
- chilly climate
- climate anxiety
- climate arson, climate arsonist
- climate bond
- climate canary
- climate catastrophe
- climate change, climate-changing
- climate control
- climate crisis
- climate denial, climate denialism, climate denialist, climate denier
- climate despair
- climate emergency
- climate finance
- climate fire
- climate grief
- climate hawk
- climate justice
- climate migrant
- climate refugee
- climate sceptic
- climate science
- climate strike
- climate system
- climatology, climatologic, climatological, climatologically, climatologist
- marine climate
- Mediterranean climate
- organizational climate
- political climate
long-term atmospheric conditions
context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation
- (poetic, obsolete) To dwell.
- c. 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Winters Tale”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i], line 169:
- The blessed gods / Purge all infection from our air whilst you / Do climate here!
- “climate”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “climate”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “climate”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.