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adjective (WEATHER)    /ˈtem.pər.ət/ /-prət/ US  /-pɚ.ət/
environment (of weather conditions ) neither very hot nor very cold : a temperate climate Describing good weather biology describes plants that grow naturally in places where the weather is neither very hot nor very cold Cool
(Definition of temperate adjective (WEATHER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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