Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun precipitation

6 senses of precipitation

Sense 1
precipitation -- (the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time; "the storm brought several inches of precipitation")
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Sense 2
precipitation -- (the process of forming a chemical precipitate)
       => chemical process, chemical change, chemical action -- ((chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved)

Sense 3
precipitation, downfall -- (the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist))
       => weather, weather condition, conditions, atmospheric condition -- (the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation; "they were hoping for good weather"; "every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception"; "the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow")

Sense 4
precipitation -- (the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height)
       => drop, fall -- (a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; "it was a miracle that he survived the drop from that height")

Sense 5
precipitation -- (an unexpected acceleration or hastening; "he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise")
       => acceleration -- (an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change")

Sense 6
haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation -- (overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste")
       => speed, swiftness, fastness -- (a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens; "the project advanced with gratifying speed")

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