climate Definition

  • 1the weather conditions prevailing in an area over a long period
  • 2a general prevailing attitude or atmosphere

Using climate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "climate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The climate of the desert is hot and dry.

  • Example

    The political climate in the country is tense.

  • Example

    The company's culture and climate are very supportive of employee well-being.

climate Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using climate

  • the general attitude or beliefs of a group of people about a particular issue or topic


    The climate of opinion on gun control has shifted in recent years, with more people supporting stricter regulations.

  • to alter the prevailing attitudes or atmosphere of a situation or environment


    The new CEO hopes to change the climate of the company by promoting a more collaborative and inclusive culture.

  • a situation or environment that is intense, stressful, or difficult to handle


    Working in the fast-paced world of finance can be a hot climate, with high stakes and constant pressure to perform.

Phrases with climate

  • a long-term change in the Earth's climate, especially a change due to an increase in the average atmospheric temperature


    Climate change is a major global issue that requires immediate action.

  • the regulation of temperature, humidity, and air quality in a closed space, such as a building or vehicle


    The car's climate control system allows passengers to adjust the temperature and airflow to their liking.

  • a region of the Earth with a particular climate, characterized by its temperature, precipitation, and vegetation


    The tropical climate zone is known for its warm temperatures and high levels of rainfall.

Origins of climate

from Greek 'klima', meaning 'region, zone'


Summary: climate in Brief

The term 'climate' [ˈklaɪmət] refers to the long-term weather conditions of an area, as well as the prevailing attitude or atmosphere of a situation. Examples include 'The climate of the desert is hot and dry,' and 'The political climate in the country is tense.' Phrases like 'climate change' denote long-term shifts in the Earth's climate, while idioms like 'change the climate' refer to altering the prevailing attitudes or atmosphere of a situation.

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