Noun: precipitation pri,si-pu'tey-shun
- The quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
"the storm brought several inches of precipitation"
- The process of forming a chemical precipitate
- The falling to earth of any form of water (rain, snow, hail, sleet or mist)
- The act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
- An unexpected acceleration or hastening
"he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise"
- Overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
"he soon regretted his precipitation";
- haste, hastiness, hurry, hurriedness
Derived forms: precipitations
Type of: acceleration, atmospheric condition, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, conditions, drop, fall, fastness, indefinite quantity, speed, swiftness, weather, weather condition