climactic and climatic - the difference
Climactic pertains to the highest point. Climatic pertains to the weather.


The adjective climactic derives from the noun climax. It pertains to a peak, a decisive moment or the point of greatest tension.

  • In the climactic scene of the movie, the aliens emerge from the capsule and start zapping the onlookers.
  • Who would have thought that the season would have ended in such a climactic way?


The adjective climatic derives from the noun climate. It pertains to the weather.

  • Climate change is defined as the long-term significant change in the expected patterns of weather.
  • His assessment of the eco-climatic system over Africa is based solely on satellite data.

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