Climate vs Macroclimate - What's the difference?

climate | macroclimate |

As nouns the difference between climate and macroclimate

is that climate is (obsolete) an area of the earth's surface between two parallels of latitude while macroclimate is the climate of a relatively large geographic area.

As a verb climate

is (poetic|obsolete) to dwell.




(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


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


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    (en noun)
  • The climate of a relatively large geographic area.
  • *1993 Silviculture: From the Cradle of Forestry to Ecosystem Management: Proceedings
  • *:Within climatic regions, physiography or landforms modify macroclimate and affect the movement of organisms, . . .
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