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Rainfall vs. Precipitation

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Rainfallnoun

(meteorology) the amount of rain that falls on a single occasion

Precipitationnoun

(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.

Rainfallnoun

A fall or descent of rain; the water, or amount of water, that falls in rain; as, the average annual rainfall of a region.

‘Supplied by the rainfall of the outer ranges of Sinchul and Singaleleh.’;

Precipitationnoun

A hurried headlong fall.

Rainfallnoun

water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

Precipitationnoun

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.

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Rainfallnoun

the fall of rain

‘the absorption of further supplies from rainfalls’; ‘wildebeest sense distant rainfall’;

Precipitationnoun

(figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.

Rainfallnoun

the quantity of rain falling within a given area in a given time

‘low rainfall’;

Precipitationnoun

The act of precipitating, or the state of being precipitated, or thrown headlong.

‘In peril of precipitationFrom off rock Tarpeian.’;

Precipitationnoun

A falling, flowing, or rushing downward with violence and rapidity.

‘The hurry, precipitation, and rapid motion of the water, returning . . . towards the sea.’;

Precipitationnoun

Great hurry; rash, tumultuous haste; impetuosity.

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Precipitationnoun

The act or process of precipitating from a solution.

Precipitationnoun

A deposit on the earth of hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow; also, the quantity of water deposited.

Precipitationnoun

the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time;

‘the storm brought several inches of precipitation’;

Precipitationnoun

the process of forming a chemical precipitate

Precipitationnoun

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

Precipitationnoun

the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height

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Precipitationnoun

an unexpected acceleration or hastening;

‘he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise’;

Precipitationnoun

overly eager speed (and possible carelessness);

‘he soon regretted his haste’;

Precipitationnoun

the action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution.

Precipitationnoun

rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to or condenses on the ground

‘these convective processes produce cloud and precipitation’; ‘the heavy post-monsoon precipitations’;

Precipitationnoun

the fact or quality of acting suddenly and rashly

‘Cora was already regretting her precipitation’;

Precipitation

In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravitational pull from clouds. The main forms of precipitation include drizzling, rain, sleet, snow, ice pellets, graupel and hail.

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