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El Niñonoun [C]

 us   /elˈnin·joʊ/
earth science a ​period during which a ​warmwatercurrentdevelops in the Pacific Ocean near ​SouthAmerica and ​causeschanges to the ​weather in many ​parts of the ​world
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El Niñonoun [U]

uk   /elˈniːn.jəʊ/  us   /-joʊ/
an ​unusualoceancurrent that ​happens along the ​westerncoast of ​SouthAmerica every two to ten ​years, ​killinglargenumbers of ​seacreatures and ​causingnoticeable and often ​severechanges in ​weatherconditions in many ​areas of the ​world: the El Niño ​weatherpattern/​system/​phenomenon Rains came late to the ​region because of El Niño.
(Definition of El Niño from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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