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English definition of “climate”

climate

noun [S or U]     /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 stable business climate over such inducements as capital-expenditure grants and tax holidays.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 general weather conditions usually found in a particular place: a tropical/mild/desert climateclimate system/conditions Carbon emissions are changing the world's climate system.
(Definition of climate noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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