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English definition of “climate”

climate

noun [C] (SITUATION)    /ˈklaɪ.mət/
C2 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.Situations and circumstances
(Definition of climate noun (SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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