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Atmosphere meaning

atmosphere - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; " there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; " it was exposed to the air"
  2. 2. Any gaseous envelope or medium.
  3. 3. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies.
  4. 4. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14. 7 Ibs. to the sq. inch.
  5. 5. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.
  6. 6. The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere.
  7. 7. The whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; - applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars.
  8. 8. Atmospheric.
  9. 9. The air that surrounds the earth.

atmosphere - examples of usage

  1. " Yes, the office atmosphere is very bad for the soul," said Mr. Hilbery. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She seemed to breathe the atmosphere of an Age of Faith. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. Don't you see that if we could see them at all, it showed that the atmosphere- thing wasn't round us then? - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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