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Pronunciation:  'atmus`feer

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
  2. [n]  the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"
  3. [n]  the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
  4. [n]  a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
  5. [n]  the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
  6. [n]  a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"

ATMOSPHERE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: air, ambiance, ambience, atm, atmospheric state, aura, standard atmosphere, standard pressure
 See Also: air mass, airspace, anticyclone, atmospheric condition, condition, cyclone, Earth, exosphere, feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, fog, fogginess, gas, genius loci, globe, gloom, gloominess, glumness, ionosphere, look, mesosphere, miasma, murk, murkiness, mystique, note, part, pressure unit, quality, region, s.t.p., smell, spirit, status, STP, stratosphere, thermosphere, tone, troposphere, vibes, vibrations, vibrations, weather, weather condition, world



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\At"mos*phere\, n. [Gr. ? vapor (akin to Skr.
[=a]tman breath, soul, G. athem breath) + ? sphere: cf. F.
atmosph[`e]re. See {Sphere}.]
1. (Physics)
   (a) The whole mass of a["e]riform fluid surrounding the
       earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any
       celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of
   (b) Any gaseous envelope or medium.

             An atmosphere of cold oxygen.     --Miller.

2. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical
   atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround
   electrical bodies. --Franklin.

3. 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.

         Hydrogen was liquefied under a pressure of 650
         atmospheres.                          --Lubbock.

4. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.

         The chillest of social atmospheres.   --Hawthorne.

5. 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.

Biology Dictionary
  1. The mixture of gases surrounding the Earth and other planets.
  2. A unit of pressure which equals 101.325 kPa.
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