English dictionary



Hint: Wildcards can be used multiple times in a query.

English noun: precipitation

1. precipitation (quantity) the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time


SamplesThe storm brought several inches of precipitation.


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

2. precipitation (process) the process of forming a chemical precipitate


Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process

3. precipitation (phenomenon) the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)


Synonymsdownfall


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition


Narrower (hyponym)fine spray, hail, rain, rainfall, sleet, snow, snowfall, virga


Part holonymdiamond dust, frost mist, frost snow, ice crystal, ice needle, poudrin, snow mist

4. precipitation (event) the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height


Broader (hypernym)drop, fall

5. precipitation (attribute) an unexpected acceleration or hastening


SamplesHe is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise.


Broader (hypernym)acceleration

6. precipitation (attribute) overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)


SamplesHe soon regretted his haste.


Synonymshaste, hastiness, hurriedness, hurry


Broader (hypernym)fastness, speed, swiftness


Narrower (hyponym)abruptness, precipitance, precipitancy, precipitateness, precipitousness, suddenness









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk