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Multiple Meanings
precipitation

Meg tried to catch the precipitation on her tongue, which I thought a very ineffective way to get a drink—and of dirty water, no less.
Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
rain, snow, hail, or sleet

Specialized Definitions of precipitation:

meteorology:  the measure of moisture from clouds in a given area for a given period of time

chemistry:  the process of forming a chemical precipitate (particles separated within a solution)

Less common senses include:
    an unexpected acceleration or hastening
    too fast — typically indicating carelessness
    throwing down or falling from a height
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