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climatenoun

 us   /ˈklɑɪ·mət/
  • climate noun (WEATHER)

earth science [C/U] the ​generalweatherconditions usually ​found in a ​particularplace: [C] My ​parents like the ​warm, ​dry climate of Arizona.
  • climate noun (ATTITUDE)

[C] a ​generalattitude, ​opinion, or ​feeling: There’s never been a climate of ​trust between ​labor and ​management in this ​industry.
(Definition of climate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"climate" in British English

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climatenoun

uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.mət/
  • climate noun (WEATHER)

B1 [C or U] the ​generalweatherconditions usually ​found in a ​particularplace: a ​hot/​dry/​harsh climate The ​Mediterranean climate is good for ​growingcitrusfruits and ​grapes. When we ​retire, we're going to ​move to a ​warmer climate.

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  • climate noun (SITUATION)

C2 [C] the ​generaldevelopment of a ​situation, or the ​situation, ​feelings, and ​opinions that ​exist at a ​particulartime: the ​political/​social climate I don't ​think we should ​expandourbusiness in the ​current economic climate. Terrorism creates a climate offear.

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(Definition of climate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"climate" in Business English

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climatenoun [S or U]

uk   us   /ˈklaɪmət/
the ​type of ​situation that exists at a particular ​time, ​including the ​feelings and ​opinions that are common: political/business/social climate Most ​companies favour a ​stablebusiness climate over such ​inducements as capital-expenditure ​grants and ​taxholidays.in the current climate I don't ​think we should ​expand our ​business in the ​current economic climate. The organizational climate here is pleasant and non-threatening.
ENVIRONMENT the ​generalweatherconditions usually ​found in a particular ​place: a tropical/mild/desert climateclimate system/conditions Carbon ​emissions are ​changing the world's climate ​system.

climateadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈklaɪmət/
ENVIRONMENT, POLITICS relating to climate ​change and attempts to ​deal with it: climate ​talks/​negotiations climate ​policy/​strategy/​treaty
(Definition of climate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “climate”
in Korean 기후…
in Arabic مُناخ…
in Malaysian iklim…
in French climat…
in Russian климат, обстановка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 天氣, 氣候…
in Italian clima…
in Turkish iklim, hava durumu, ortam…
in Polish klimat…
in Spanish clima, situación…
in Vietnamese khí hậu, không khí…
in Portuguese clima…
in Thai สภาพอากาศ, สถานการณ์ของประเทศ…
in German das Klima, das Umfeld…
in Catalan clima…
in Japanese 気候…
in Chinese (Simplified) 天气, 气候…
in Indonesian iklim, suasana…
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