• An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
  • A region of the Earth.
  • 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).
  • The context in general of a particular political, moral, etc., situation.



  • From Middle English climat, from Old French climat, from Latin clima, from Ancient Greek κλίμα ("latitude").

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