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climate

noun uk   /ˈklaɪ.mət/ us  

climate noun (WEATHER)

B1 [C or U] the general weather conditions usually found in a particular place: a hot/dry/harsh climate The Mediterranean climate is good for growing citrus fruits and grapes. When we retire, we're going to move to a warmer climate.
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climate noun (SITUATION)

C2 [C] the general development of a situation, or the situation, feelings, and opinions that exist at a particular time: the political/social climate I don't think we should expand our business in the current economic climate. Terrorism creates a climate of fear.
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Translations of “climate”
in Korean 기후…
in Arabic مُناخ…
in French climat…
in Turkish iklim, hava durumu, ortam…
in Italian clima…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天氣, 氣候…
in Russian климат, обстановка…
in Polish klimat…
in Spanish clima, situación…
in Portuguese clima…
in German das Klima, das Umfeld…
in Catalan clima…
in Japanese 気候…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天气, 气候…
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