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Postby Apoclima » Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:40 pm

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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:35 pm

For those unable to qualify the event in question as rain, snow, sleet, or hail, etc, an alternative to «precipitatory event» would be «precipitation», which has the advantage of being a recognised term in meteorology. But why restrict oneself to the use of one word when two will do ?...

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Postby Apoclima » Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:33 pm

Do you have a single word for "precipitatory option," Henri?

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Postby M. Henri Day » Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:01 pm

Do I need one ? I'm not the one that rains, snows, etc ; it's that famous «it» ! Besides, my objection was not to an adjective precipitatory», but to the noun phrase «precipitatory event»....

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Postby Apoclima » Sat Feb 26, 2005 10:20 pm

Sure! I understand your objection to "precipitatory event" used in the context of "precipitation," but what about its use in other contexts:

Precipitatory event = situation at hand

Anyway, this can all wait until the Doctor tells us if it is a word or not!

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