Definitions for atmosphereˈæt məsˌfɪər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth or a heavenly body; the air.
any gaseous envelope or medium.
a conventional unit of pressure, the normal pressure of the air at sea level, about 14.7 pounds per square inch, equal to the pressure exerted by a column of mercury 29.92 in. (760 mm) high.
Ref: Abbr.: atm. 2 1
a surrounding or pervading mood, environment, or influence:
an atmosphere of tension.
the dominant mood or tone of a work of art, as of a play or novel.
a distinctive quality, as of a place; character.
Origin of atmosphere:
1630–40; < NL atmosphaera. See atmo -, -sphere
atmosphere, ambiance, ambience(noun)
a particular environment or surrounding influence
"there was an atmosphere of excitement"
standard atmosphere, atmosphere, atm, standard pressure(noun)
a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
the mass of air surrounding the Earth
"there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
atmosphere, atmospheric state(noun)
the weather or climate at some place
"the atmosphere was thick with fog"
the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
air, aura, atmosphere(noun)
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the mood of a place
a relaxed atmosphere; an atmosphere of trust
the air around the earth
the earth's atmosphere
The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
The air in a particular place.
The mood or feeling in a situation.
A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)
Origin: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.
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
any gaseous envelope or medium
a supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies
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
any surrounding or pervading influence or condition
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) A term applied to the atmospheric pressure as a practical unit of pressure equal to 15 lbs. to the square inch as generally taken. It is really about 14.7 lbs. per square inch, or 1,033 grams per square centimeter. (b) Air, q. v.
Translations for atmosphere
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the air surrounding the earth
The atmosphere is polluted.
- atmosferaPortuguese (BR)
- die AtmosphäreGerman
- luft; atmosfæreDanish
- هوا؛ جوFarsi
- lofthjúpur; andrúmsloftIcelandic
- atmosfære, luftNorwegian
- هوا؛ جوPersian
- 大氣Chinese (Trad.)
- lớp khí quyểnVietnamese
- 大气Chinese (Simp.)
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