climactic, climatic, climacteric
Climactic means ‘forming a climax’ and is a favourite word of sports reporters and theatre critics

• (I pleasurably recall the climactic, closing minutes of the first act —Evening Standard, 2006)

climatic means ‘relating to climate’ and typically modifies words such as conditions, factors, fluctuations, change, variation, and so on

• (He takes a look at what climatic change could mean for the flora and fauna of the British mainland —New Statesman, 1992)

and climacteric is a noun meaning ‘the period of life when fertility and sexual activity are in decline’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Climatic — Cli*mat ic, a. Of or pertaining to a climate; depending on, or limited by, a climate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • climatic — 1828, from CLIMATE (Cf. climate) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • climatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to climate. DERIVATIVES climatically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • climatic — [[t]klaɪmæ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Climatic conditions, changes, and effects relate to the general weather conditions of a place. ...the threat of rising sea levels and climatic change from overheating of the atmosphere …   English dictionary

  • climatic — See climactic, climatic …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • climatic — adj. Climatic is used with these nouns: ↑condition, ↑extreme, ↑fluctuation, ↑variation, ↑zone …   Collocations dictionary

  • climatic — cli|mat|ic [klaıˈmætık] adj [only before noun] relating to the weather in a particular area ▪ climatic conditions …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • climatic — adjective (only before noun) connected with the weather in a particular area: climatic conditions …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • climatic — UK [klaɪˈmætɪk] / US adjective relating to the climate of a country or region the effects of climatic change …   English dictionary

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