Word of the Day: Climatic

climatic cli-mat-ic / klī-măt-ĭk adjective 1. relating to or affected by the prevailing weather conditions of an area Pursuing employment or climatic relief, we live in voluntary exile from our extended families and our longer past, but in an involuntary exile from ourselves and our own past. John Thorn, 1947 –   etymology Formed by a combination of the English adjectival suffix -ic (belonging to, related to, pertaining to), which comes from the Greek adjectival suffix –ikos, -ika, -ikon of the same meaning, with the English noun climate, which comes from the Greek neuter noun klima, klimatos (slope, inclination, tendency, geographic latitude) through the Latin neuter noun clima, climatis (inclination, direction) and the Old French and Middle English noun climat (region, zone). Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology of climatic.