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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n precipitancy the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 was bigger than Mt Everest.
    • n Precipitancy The quality or state of being precipitant, or precipitate; headlong hurry; excessive or rash haste in resolving, forming an opinion, or executing a purpose; precipitation; as, the precipitancy of youth. "Precipitance of judgment."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Precipitation causes K2 to be taller than Mount Everest for several weeks out of each year.
    • n precipitancy Precipitance; impatience to reach a conclusion or result; overhaste in inference or action.
    • n precipitancy Synonyms Rashness, temerity, hastiness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The official definition of a desert is any land that where more water evaporates than is acquired through precipitation.
    • ns Precipitancy quality of being precipitate: haste in resolving or executing a purpose
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  • James Russell Lowell
    “Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Precipitant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. præcipitāre, -ātumpræceps.


In literature:

I wonder to see gentlemen so precipitate and hasty on the subject of such awful importance.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Mr. Shrewsbury, the missionary, threatening his life, and he was obliged to flee precipitately from the island, with his wife.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
The use of spirits is justified by the fact that the presence of the alcohol notably retards the precipitation of copper.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 415, December 15, 1883" by Various
Lost the footpath, and for two hours clambered up and down the precipitous cliffs that rise high and abrupt from the river.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
FIORDS, deep indentations forming inlets of the sea, especially on the coast of Norway, overlooked by high mountains and precipitous cliffs.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
This was a signal: they all precipitated themselves upon it.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
The enemy in their precipitate flight gave the Confederates ample opportunity to slay at will.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
On the Tallac Range the snow fell heavily toward Desolation Valley, but also on the steep and precipitous slopes that faced the north.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
You can't grow crops in the high mountains where most of the precipitation occurs.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
His foot touched the rounded edge of the starling, and glanced off, precipitating him into the water.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
Precipitated chalk, 1 lb.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
The position was abandoned somewhat precipitately three years later.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Their experience was held in solution, so to speak, and failed to precipitate.
"Horace and His Influence" by Grant Showerman
Avalanches ground their shoulders to precipitous slopes, from which battered crags stuck out.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
The assassination of the Austrian Archduke in Sarajevo precipitated the present war, but it was not the cause of the war.
"Our National Defense:" by George Hebard Maxwell
Ventura required no repetition; for she precipitately left the room.
"The Fourth Estate, vol. 2" by Armando Palacio Valdés
Mr. Mules to act as his agent, and to act with precipitation in the protection of his interests.
"In the Roar of the Sea" by Sabine Baring-Gould
The mean annual precipitation ranges from about 38 in.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
Brusque, precipitant, hasty was that search.
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
Oppositely charged sols precipitate one another, the precipitate containing both colloids.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett

In poetry:

Drifted . . . drifted precipitate,
Asking time to be rid of ...
Of his bewilderment; to designate
His new found orchid. . . .
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound
I passed an inland-cliff precipitate;
From tiny caves peeped many a soot-black poll;
In each a mother-martin sat elate,
And of the news delivered her small soul.
"Sand Martins" by Jean Ingelow
She dwelt among us till the flowers, 'tis said,
Grew jealous of her: with precipitate feet,
As loth to wrong them unawares, she fled.
Earth is less fragrant now, and heaven more sweet.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
From the fall precipitant
These dim snatches of her chant
Only have remain-ed mine;--
That from spear and thorn alone
May be grown
For the front of saint or singer any divinizing twine.
"The Mistress Of Vision" by Francis Thompson
HAST never come to thee an hour,
A sudden gleam divine, precipitating, bursting all these bubbles,
fashions, wealth?
These eager business aims—books, politics, art, amours,
To utter nothingness?
"Hast Never Come To Thee An Hour" by Walt Whitman
Eve. Alas! how from on high
The swelling waters pour That rising o'er their banks,
The proud o'erflowing rivers
Now put the beasts to flight,
And in the groves and woods
Precipitately drive the fish to dwell.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 4." by William Cowper

In news:

A Probability of Precipitation or POP is a formal measure of the likelihood of precipitation that is often published from weather forecasting models.
Medford rain gauge records no precipitation in September.
Crystallization concepts can provide crucial insights for improving precipitate filterability.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 2012-2013 Winter Outlook predicts average temperatures and average precipitation here in central Ohio.
Fiscal cliff is neither as precipitous nor as close as some would have us believe.
Rain rarely occurs with stratocumulus clouds, however, they can turn into nimbostratus clouds that does have light to moderate precipitation.
Pella's street maintenance department says they're prepared for the winter storm that is moving into the region, but the combination of precipitation could pose some issues.
But for the first month since January, precipitation also was above normal.
Trails in need of precipitation .
Precipitation Varies Greatly in Spring Storm.
This image from radar shows the precipitation totals for the Red River Valley.
Pages Related to Precipitation .
Private enterprise involvement in public transit declined precipitously.
Western districts enjoyed some precipitation, but the rest of the state remained dry.
Overnight precipitation heading into Wisconsin.

In science:

Bayesian spatial modeling of extreme precipitation return levels. J.
Conditional Sampling for Spectrally Discrete Max-Stable Random Fields
For a non-redundant (masked) pupil, this random walk and the \seeing noise" which it precipitates is eliminated.
Photonic Technologies for a Pupil Remapping Interferometer
This strong index taper was found to precipitate many further problems revealed by subsequent testing.
Photonic Technologies for a Pupil Remapping Interferometer
The authors model this data with 0.6 mm of precipitable water vapour.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Tomasi C, Petkov B, Benedetti E, Valenziano L, Lupi A, Vitale V, Bonaf ´e U (2008) A refined calibration procedure of two-channel sun photometers to measure atmospheric precipitable water at various Antarctic sites. J.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Such an alloying effect does not usually involve any precipitation of other crystalline phases and occurs, for example, in (Ga, I n)N, where I n-rich quantum-dot-like regions arise30 .
Ferromagnetism in Co-doped ZnO films grown by molecular beam epitaxy: magnetic, electrical and microstructural studies
It allows, for instance, to define and compute optimal values of leverage for investments [Peters(2010)] and precipitates a new notion of efficiency, which may be called “stochastic market efficiency”, based on dynamic stability arguments.
Menger 1934 revisited
To obtain large crystals, seeds are first precipitated by slow evaporation of a saturated solution.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
Here the solution becomes over-saturated and crystals are precipitated.
Crystals for neutron scattering studies of quantum magnetism
We also show that the SSM describes the precipitation kinetics in a fair agreement with the KMCM, and employing the SSM in conjunction with the KMCM enables us to extend the KMC simulations to the longer evolution times.
Studies of concentration and temperature dependencies of precipitation kinetics in iron-copper alloys using kinetic monte carlo and stochastic statistical simulations
This mode precipitates a secondary instability which is understood to lead to a turbulent cascade.
Low magnetic-Prandtl number flow configurations for cold astrophysical disk models: speculation and analysis
Typically this division should precipitate rebinning to uniformize the probabilities associated with the bins, in order to make the test reasonably powerful.
Computing the confidence levels for a root-mean-square test of goodness-of-fit
The site’s higher altitude and lower temperature will result in a reduced thermal background and better transmission, however, the precipitable water vapour values found by Ot´arola et al (2010)10 indicate a somewhat wetter atmosphere.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
We note that the argument is in some sense precipitate and the situation will be more complicated in the low-T limit for large JAF region, since the spin disordered state might be unstable toward some symmetry breaking, such as an incommensurate magnetic ordering.
Electronic phase separation in the pyrochlore double-exchange model
These field-aligned currents are important for charge conservation and they provide the MI coupling via particle precipitation.
Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling Through E-region Turbulence 1: Energy Budget