Rainfall



[reyn-fawl] /ˈreɪnˌfɔl/

noun
1.
a or shower of .
2.
the amount of water in , snow, etc., within a given time and area, usually expressed as a hypothetical depth of coverage:
a rainfall of 70 inches a year.
/ˈreɪnˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
precipitation in the form of raindrops
2.
(meteorol) the amount of precipitation in a specified place and time
n.

also rain-fall, “amount of precipitation that falls as rain,” 1839, from rain (n.) + fall (n.).
rainfall
(rān’fôl’)
The quantity of water, usually expressed in millimeters or inches, that is precipitated in liquid form in a specified area and time interval. Rainfall is often considered to include solid precipitation such as snow, hail, and sleet as well.

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