Definitions for atmosphericsˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪks, -ˈfɪər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•mos•pher•icsˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪks, -ˈfɪər-(n.)

  1. (used with a pl. v.) noise in a radio receiver or spots or bands on the screen of a television receiver, caused by interference from natural electromagnetic disturbances in the atmosphere.

    Category: Radio and Television

  2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of such phenomena.

    Category: Meteorology, Radio and Television

  3. (used with a pl. v.) mood or atmosphere; ambience.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. static, atmospherics, atmospheric static(noun)

    a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference


  1. atmospherics(Noun)

    radio interference caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere as the result of lightning and other events (both natural and man-made)


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