Climate vs Diatryma - What's the difference?

climate | diatryma |


As nouns the difference between climate and diatryma

is that climate is (obsolete) an area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude while diatryma is a big-beaked prehistoric bird in the genus gastornis , larger than the ostrich, believed to have become extinct 15- to 25-million years ago due to a vast climate change.

As a verb climate

is (poetic|obsolete) to dwell.

climate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) An area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude.
  • (obsolete) A region of the Earth.
  • The long-term manifestations of weather and other atmospheric conditions in a given area or country, now usually represented by the statistical summary of its weather conditions during a period long enough to ensure that representative values are obtained (generally 30 years).
  • (figuratively) The context in general of a particular political, moral etc. situation.
  • Industries that require a lot of fossil fuels are unlikely to be popular in the current political climate .
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=November 7, author=Matt Bai, title=Winning a Second Term, Obama Will Confront Familiar Headwinds, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=In polling by the Pew Research Center in November 2008, fully half the respondents thought the two parties would cooperate more in the coming year, versus only 36 percent who thought the climate would grow more adversarial. }}

    Derived terms

    * acclimate * acclimatise, acclimatize * climate change * political climate

    Verb

    (climat)
  • (poetic, obsolete) To dwell.
  • * 1610 , , V. i. 169:
  • The blessed gods / Purge all infection from our air whilst you / Do climate here!

    Anagrams

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    diatryma

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A big-beaked prehistoric bird in the genus Gastornis , larger than the ostrich, believed to have become extinct 15- to 25-million years ago due to a vast climate change.