climate - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun 

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/ˈklaɪmət/
singularclimate
pluralclimates
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the type of weather that a country or region has
    a hot/cold/mild/warm climate:

    Mexico is renowned for its hot climate and spicy food.

    1. a.
      [countable] an area that has a particular type of weather

      Many northern Europeans spend their holidays in warmer climates.

  2. 2
    [countable] the general situation or attitudes that people have at a particular time
    economic/political/moral/intellectual climate:

    We are unable to increase wages in the current economic climate.

    climate of:

    The election is being organized in a climate of fear and mistrust.

    the climate of opinion:

    The climate of opinion is now changing on that subject.