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pre·cip·i·ta·tion

precipitation

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sI p teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of water falling in the form of rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
The weather report predicted precipitation today.
 
definition 2: snow, sleet, rain, or hail that falls to the surface of the earth, or the amount of it that falls in a given period of time.
We got two inches of precipitation in the last hour.
similar words:
rain
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The word precipitation contains the following part:
cap2, capit, cipit Latin root that means head