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precipitation

noun [U] uk   /prɪˌsɪp.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/  us   /priː-/

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.

precipitation noun [U] (QUICK ACTION)

formal a way of behaving too quickly and without thinking: The prime minister has been accused of acting with precipitation over the crisis.

precipitation noun [U] (IN CHEMISTRY)

specialized chemistry a chemical process in which a solid substance is produced from a liquid: The compound is finally obtained by precipitation.
Translations of “precipitation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨, (尤指雨或雪的)降落, 降水…
in Russian осадки…
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨, (尤指雨或雪的)降落, 降水…
in Polish opad (atmosferyczny)…
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