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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">All liquid or solid [[phase]] aqueous [[particles]] that originate in the [[atmosphere]] and  fall to the earth's surface.</div><br/> </div>
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#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">All [[hydrometeor|hydrometeors]] formed in the [[atmosphere]], including liquid, solid, or a combination of the two (i.e., resulting from incomplete melting or [[freeze|freezing]]), that are large enough to fall as a result of gravity.</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The amount, usually expressed in millimeters or inches of liquid water depth, of the water  substance that has fallen at a given point over a specified period of time.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">As this is usually measured in a fixed [[rain gauge]], small amounts of [[dew]], [[frost]], [[rime]], etc., may  be included in the total. The more common term [[rainfall]] is also used in this total sense to include  not only amounts of [[rain]], but also the water equivalents of [[frozen precipitation]]. For obvious  reasons, precipitation is the preferred general term.</div><br/> </div>
 
#<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The amount, usually expressed in millimeters or inches of liquid water depth, of the water  substance that has fallen at a given point over a specified period of time.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">As this is usually measured in a fixed [[rain gauge]], small amounts of [[dew]], [[frost]], [[rime]], etc., may  be included in the total. The more common term [[rainfall]] is also used in this total sense to include  not only amounts of [[rain]], but also the water equivalents of [[frozen precipitation]]. For obvious  reasons, precipitation is the preferred general term.</div><br/> </div>
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precipitation

  1. All hydrometeors formed in the atmosphere, including liquid, solid, or a combination of the two (i.e., resulting from incomplete melting or freezing), that are large enough to fall as a result of gravity.

  2. The amount, usually expressed in millimeters or inches of liquid water depth, of the water substance that has fallen at a given point over a specified period of time.

    As this is usually measured in a fixed rain gauge, small amounts of dew, frost, rime, etc., may be included in the total. The more common term rainfall is also used in this total sense to include not only amounts of rain, but also the water equivalents of frozen precipitation. For obvious reasons, precipitation is the preferred general term.


Term edited 1 March 2021