Meaning of “precipitation” in the English Dictionary

"precipitation" in British English

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precipitationnoun [ U ]

uk /prɪˌsɪp.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us /priːˌsɪp.əˈteɪ.ʃən/

precipitation noun [ U ] (RAIN)

specialized environment water that falls from the clouds towards the ground, especially as rain or snow:

Hail and sleet are types of precipitation.
The forecast is for dry, cloudy weather with no precipitation expected.

(Definition of “precipitation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"precipitation" in American English

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precipitationnoun [ U ]

us /prɪˌsɪp·ɪˈteɪ·ʃən/

precipitation noun [ U ] (WEATHER)

water that falls from the clouds toward the ground, esp. as rain or snow

precipitation noun [ U ] (CHEMISTRY)

chemistry the chemical process that causes a substance to precipitate

(Definition of “precipitation” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)