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English definition of “climate”

climate

noun     /ˈklaɪmət/
WEATHER [C, U] B1 the weather conditions that an area usually has: a hot, dry climateWeather and climate - general words
SITUATION [C] the situation, feelings, and opinions that exist at a particular time: [usually singular] the political/social climate Terrorism creates a climate of fear.Situations and circumstances
(Definition of climate noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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