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Etymology

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From Middle English humidite, from Old French humidité, from Medieval Latin humiditas, from Latin umidus (damp, moist, wet).

Morphologically humid +‎ -ity

Pronunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /hjuːˈmɪd.ə.ti/, /hjuːˈmɪd.ɪ.ti/
  • (US) IPA(key): /hjuˈmɪd.ə.ti/, [hjuˈmɪɾ.ə.ti], [hjuˈmɪɾ.ə.ɾi]
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /hjʉːˈmɪd.ə.ti/, [hjuːˈmɪɾ.ə.ti], [hjuːˈmɪɾ.ə.ɾi]
  • Rhymes: -ɪdəti
  • Hyphenation: hu‧mi‧di‧ty

Noun

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humidity (usually uncountable, plural humidities)

  1. Dampness, especially that of the air.
  2. The amount of water vapour in the air.

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