HyperDic: precipitation

English > 6 senses of the word precipitation:
NOUNquantityprecipitationthe quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
processprecipitationthe process of forming a chemical precipitate
phenomenonprecipitation, downfallthe falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
eventprecipitationthe act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
attributeprecipitationan unexpected acceleration or hastening
attributeprecipitation, haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriednessoverly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
precipitation > pronunciation
Soundsprihsih.pihtey'shahn
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English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningThe quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time.
Example"the storm brought several inches of precipitation"
Broaderindefinite quantityAn estimated quantity
Verbsprecipitatefall from clouds
English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of forming a chemical precipitate.
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Spanishprecipitación
Catalanprecipitació
Verbsprecipitateseparate as a fine suspension of solid particles
English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 3, phenomenon
MeaningThe falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist).
Synonymdownfall
Partsice crystal, snow mist, diamond dust, poudrin, ice needle, frost snow, frost mistsmall crystals of ice
Narrowerfine sprayprecipitation in very small drops
hailprecipitation of ice pellets when there are strong rising air currents
rain, rainfallwater falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
sleetpartially melted snow (or a mixture of rain and snow)
snow, snowfallprecipitation falling from clouds in the form of ice crystals
virgalight wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
Broaderweather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric conditionThe atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
Spanishprecipitación
Catalanprecipitació
Verbsprecipitatefall from clouds
English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningThe act of casting down or falling headlong from a height.
Broaderdrop, fallA free and rapid descent by the force of gravity
Verbsprecipitatehurl or throw violently
precipitatefall vertically, sharply, or headlong
English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningAn unexpected acceleration or hastening.
Example"he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise"
BroaderaccelerationAn increase / increase / increase in rate of change
Spanishprecipitación
Verbsprecipitatehurl or throw violently
precipitatebring about abruptly
English > precipitation: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
Meaningoverly eager speed (and possible carelessness).
Synonymshaste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness
Narrowerabruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddennessThe quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
Broaderspeed, swiftness, fastnessA rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
Spanishapresuración, apresuramiento, prisa, sopetón
Catalanpressa

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