Precipitation

Definition of Precipitation

Pre`cip`i`ta´tion
n.1.The act of precipitating, or the state of being precipitated, or thrown headlong.
In peril of precipitation
From off rock Tarpeian.
- Shak.
2.A falling, flowing, or rushing downward with violence and rapidity.
The hurry, precipitation, and rapid motion of the water, returning . . . towards the sea.
- Woodward.
3.Great hurry; rash, tumultuous haste; impetuosity.
4.(Chem.) The act or process of precipitating from a solution.
5.(Meteorology) A deposit on the earth of hail, mist, rain, sleet, or snow; also, the quantity of water deposited.

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