• WordNet 3.6
    • n precipitateness the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Due to precipitation, for a few weeks K2 was bigger than Mt Everest.
    • n precipitateness The state or character of being precipitate; precipitation; hastiness.
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  • James Russell Lowell
    “Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.”


In literature:

But there Gibbie feared a certain precipitous spot; and, besides, there was no path in that direction.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
You precipitate yourself unnecessarily against a disagreeable thing.
"Gala-days" by Gail Hamilton
I should like to put Mr. Pike on his guard; and yet I know that the revealing of Mr. Mellaire's identity would precipitate another killing.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
For the first time, on that precipitous wall, he realized how tired he was.
"Lost Face" by Jack London
A boy of about ten came towards them precipitately, jumping stumps, and darting between stems.
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
A cloudy dark precipitate formed.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
A very precipitate man indeed was Mr. Manderson; a hustler, as they say.
"Trent's Last Case" by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley
It was his own hand that had precipitated the attack.
"Clarence" by Bret Harte
She may have lent colour to the charge by her own precipitancy in denying it.
"The Historical Nights' Entertainment" by Rafael Sabatini
But while it was being debated a few of the hot heads on the lower floor undertook to precipitate the crisis.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
There was silence for a few seconds and then the child descended precipitately.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Yet she would have gone on to his house, had there not been one reason too many against such precipitancy.
"Two on a Tower" by Thomas Hardy
How great it was I could not tell, for the height of its precipitous walls barred the vision.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
Inexperience and precipitation were almost universal at the moment.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
In my experience precipitation of at least two inches within a few days is necessary to bring forth large breeding choruses.
"Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog" by Henry S. Fitch
In a moment of contrition for small deceptions, she had been precipitated into an extravagant self-abasement.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
The solutions in different experiments have the same composition, but the composition of the precipitate alters.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
The large precipitate, which will be designated as "precipitate A," was filtered and drained by suction in a Buechner funnel.
"Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)" by William Anderson Syme
There was a crash; the door lay in splinters on the floor; the men rushed precipitately over it.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
It was there that a mass of stone struck one of my mules, and precipitated it into the river.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 60, No. 370, August 1846" by Various

In poetry:

I've often thought that headstrong youths
Of decent education,
Determine all-important truths,
With strange precipitation.
"The Periwinkle Girl" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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
In them these skies and airs—these mountain peaks—Shasta—Nevadas,
These huge, precipitous cliffs—this amplitude—these valleys grand—
To be in them absorb'd, assimilated.
"Song Of The Redwood-Tree" by Walt Whitman
The moist precipitation of the storm
Revives, refreshes and invigorates
The various vegetation, and bedews
Each blade of grass and floweret with a tear;
As nature, weeping o'er the faults of man.
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King
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

In news:

Rain in Monticello was 257 percent of normal, with precipitation on 13 days of what is historically the driest month of the year.
The best likelihood for precipitation will be in the morning and early afternoon.
Lewis said that because of excessive precipitation, it is unfair to begin tagging residents for violations when it is likely they have not been able to mow many low-lying back yards.
As Winter Approaches, Colorado Has Precipitation Deficit.
I have included the probability for any steady precipitation with this web story.
For the coming week it is expected to be clouds and cool in the daylight, clouds and substantially cooler at night, and maybe precipitation toward the end of the week.
Northeastern South Dakota may have a colder-than-average winter, and the amount of precipitation to help heal drought effects is uncertain, according to a new Climate Prediction Center prediction.
Obsessive -Compulsive Symptoms Precipitated by Wii Video Gaming.
October Outlook has below normal temps and near normal precipitation.
But so is every other winter weather precipitation.
In the history portion of your chart note, continue to list the onset of the ulcers, possible precipitating factors/trauma, previous treatments rendered, etc.
That's one reason why cotton analysts say cotton futures dropped precipitously in early May, despite China continuing to buy cotton to add to its reserves.
Scientists attribute the precipitous melting of the Arctic ice sheet mainly to human-induced global warming.
Most if not all of the precipitation will get hung up in the mountains to the west.
Sky Harbor Airport recorded four tenths of an inch of precipitation, but other communities in the state saw heavier rainfall and more.

In science:

At the same time, for the nucleation and growth stages, the effects of alloying elements on the maximum precipitate density dmax in the NUCu steels and in the Fe-Cu-Mn alloy studied by Shabadi et al. seem to be qualitatively different.
Studies of concentration and temperature dependencies of precipitation kinetics in iron-copper alloys using kinetic monte carlo and stochastic statistical simulations
This prediction for the finite smectic order characterized by ξx,z (T ), may have already been observed as the aforementioned precipitous X-ray peak broadening in cooled smectic liquid crystal cells with a random substrate [17, 18].
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
Based on this, we suggested that the precipitous broadening of the X-ray peak with reduced temperature observed by Jones and Clark [17, 18] may be associated with the predicted smectic glass phase transition.
Smectic order, pinning, and phase transition in a smectic liquid crystal cell with a random substrate
Achlioptas and Peres obtained a better bound by precipitating symmetry in a more subtle manner.
Going after the k-SAT Threshold
The form of this ‘redshift cutoff ’ is uncertain: we cannot at present distinguish between possibilities such as a gradual decline for z > 2, or a constant RLF up to some critical redshift, followed by a more precipitous decline.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
As can be seen, the pp → ˜t1 ˜t1h cross section can be large for small values of the stop and the Higgs masses, but drops precipitously with m˜t1 and to a lesser extent with Mh .
The Higgs Working Group: Summary Report
We argue that these results may bring a kind of warning against some possible precipitated attempts to constraint cosmic-ray estimations from analyzes of accelerator data.
On the total cross section extrapolations to cosmic-ray energies
But before this, we understand that the results presented here may serve as a kind of warning against possible precipitated attempts to constraint cosmic-ray estimations from analyzes of accelerator data.
On the total cross section extrapolations to cosmic-ray energies
Modulation of Cosmic Ray Precipitation Related to Climate.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
The identification of 10- to 20-year temperature and precipitation fluctuations in the contiguous united states.
A selection of papers with some relevance to the investigation of the Sun-Climate link: Papers on Data, Methods and Commentary
However, for photon-starved sources, the SNR drops precipitously as N 3/2 , even worse than the ∝ N scaling of the visibility SNR.
Bringing closure to microlensing mass measurement
The total AKR power emitted by the Earth is 107 − 108 W on the average (Gallagher and Gurnett 1979) and 109 W during intense magnetic storms (Gurnett 1974, 1991), which means that AKR power is of the order of one percent of the particle precipitation power.
Motivation and possibilities of affordable low-frequency radio interferometry in space
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