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Noun precipitation has 6 senses
  1. precipitation - the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time; "the storm brought several inches of precipitation"
    --1 is a kind of
    indefinite quantity
    Derived form: verb precipitate3
  2. precipitation - the process of forming a chemical precipitate
    --2 is a kind of
    chemical process, chemical change, chemical action
    Derived form: verb precipitate1
  3. precipitation, downfall - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
    --3 is a kind of weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
    --3 has parts:
     ice crystal, snow mist, diamond dust, poudrin, ice needle, frost snow, frost mist
    --3 has particulars:
     fine spray; hail; rain, rainfall; sleet; snow, snowfall; virga
    Derived form: verb precipitate3
  4. precipitation - the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
    --4 is a kind of
    drop, fall
    Derived forms: verb precipitate4, verb precipitate5
  5. precipitation - an unexpected acceleration or hastening; "he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise"
    --5 is a kind of
    Derived forms: verb precipitate2, verb precipitate5
  6. haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness, precipitation - overly eager speed (and possible carelessness); "he soon regretted his haste"
    --6 is a kind of speed, swiftness, fastness
    --6 has particulars:
     abruptness, precipitateness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness
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