Precipitation vs Graupel - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between precipitation and graupel

is that precipitation is precipitation, unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste while graupel is (uncountable) a precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.

precipitation

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Noun

  • (meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
  • A hurried headlong fall.
  • (countable, chemistry) A reaction that leads to the formation of a heavier solid in a lighter liquid; the precipitate so formed at the bottom of the container.
  • (figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.
  • had acted with some precipitation and had probably started out upon a wild-goose chase --

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    Derived terms

    * precipitately

    See also

    (wikipedia ) * haste * rashness

    graupel

    English

    Noun

  • (uncountable) A precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake.
  • (countable) The result of this process, a small ball of rime.
  • See also

    * ice pellets * sleet * snow * freezing rain

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