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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 ​chemicalprocess that ​causes a ​substance to ​precipitate
(Definition of precipitation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"precipitation" in British English

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precipitationnoun [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, ​cloudyweather with no precipitation ​expected.
  • precipitation noun [U] (IN CHEMISTRY)

specialized chemistry a ​chemicalprocess in which a ​solidsubstance is ​produced from a ​liquid: The ​compound is ​finallyobtained by precipitation.
(Definition of precipitation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “precipitation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 雨, (尤指雨或雪的)降落, 降水…
in Russian осадки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雨, (尤指雨或雪的)降落, 降水…
in Polish opad (atmosferyczny)…
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