What does Atmosphere mean?

Definitions for Atmosphere
ˈæt məsˌfɪərat·mos·phere

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atmosphere, ambiance, ambiencenoun

    a particular environment or surrounding influence

    "there was an atmosphere of excitement"

  2. standard atmosphere, atmosphere, atm, standard pressurenoun

    a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade

  3. atmosphere, airnoun

    the mass of air surrounding the Earth

    "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"

  4. atmosphere, atmospheric statenoun

    the weather or climate at some place

    "the atmosphere was thick with fog"

  5. atmospherenoun

    the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  6. air, aura, atmospherenoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. atmospherenoun

    The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.

  2. atmospherenoun

    The air in a particular place.

  3. atmospherenoun

    The mood or feeling in a situation.

  4. atmospherenoun

    A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)

  5. Etymology: From atmosphaera, from ἀτμός + σφαῖρα.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Atmospherenoun

    The exteriour part of this our habitable world is the air, or atmosphere; a light, thin, fluid, or springy body, that encompasses the solid earth on all sides. John Locke

    Etymology: ἄτμος, vapour, and σφαῖϱα, a sphere.

    It is generally supposed to be about forty-five miles high.
    Immense the whole excited atmosphere
    Impetuous rushes o’er the sounding world. James Thomson, Aut.

Wikipedia

  1. Atmosphere

    An atmosphere (from Ancient Greek ἀτμός (atmós) 'vapour, steam', and σφαῖρα (sphaîra) 'sphere') is a layer of gas or layers of gases that envelop a planet, and is held in place by the gravity of the planetary body. A planet retains an atmosphere when the gravity is great and the temperature of the atmosphere is low. A stellar atmosphere is the outer region of a star, which includes the layers above the opaque photosphere; stars of low temperature might have outer atmospheres containing compound molecules. The atmosphere of Earth is composed of nitrogen (78%), oxygen (21%), argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (0.04%) and trace gases. Most organisms use oxygen for respiration; lightning and bacteria perform nitrogen fixation to produce ammonia that is used to make nucleotides and amino acids; plants, algae, and cyanobacteria use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. The layered composition of the atmosphere minimises the harmful effects of sunlight, ultraviolet radiation, the solar wind, and cosmic rays to protect organisms from genetic damage. The current composition of the atmosphere of the Earth is the product of billions of years of biochemical modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms. Evolution of the Atmosphere

ChatGPT

  1. atmosphere

    Atmosphere is a mixture of various gases that surrounds a planet, moon or star; it is retained by the celestial body's gravitational pull. Earth's atmosphere contains primarily nitrogen and oxygen with traces of water vapor, carbon dioxide, and other gaseous molecules. It plays a crucial role in protecting life by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming the surface through heat retention, and reducing temperature extremes between day and night.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atmospherenoun

    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

  2. Atmospherenoun

    any gaseous envelope or medium

  3. Atmospherenoun

    a supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies

  4. Atmospherenoun

    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. Atmospherenoun

    any surrounding or pervading influence or condition

  6. Atmospherenoun

    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. Etymology: [Gr. vapor (akin to Skr. tman breath, soul, G. athem breath) + sphere: cf. F. atmosphre. See Sphere.]

Wikidata

  1. Atmosphere

    An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low. Earth's atmosphere, which contains oxygen used by most organisms for respiration and carbon dioxide used by plants, algae and cyanobacteria for photosynthesis, also protects living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation. Its current composition is the product of billions of years of biochemical modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms. The term stellar atmosphere describes the outer region of a star, and typically includes the portion starting from the opaque photosphere outwards. Relatively low-temperature stars may form compound molecules in their outer atmosphere.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Atmosphere

    at′mo-sfēr, n. the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth or any of the heavenly bodies: any gaseous medium: a conventional unit of atmospheric pressure: (fig.) any surrounding influence.—adjs. Atmospher′ic, -al, of or depending on the atmosphere.—adv. Atmospher′ically.—Atmospheric engine, a variety of steam-engine in which the steam is admitted only to the under side of the piston; Atmospheric hammer, a hammer driven by means of compressed air; Atmospheric railway, a railway where the motive-power is derived from the pressure of the atmosphere acting on a piston working in an iron tube of uniform bore. [Gr. atmos, air, sphaira, a sphere.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Atmosphere

    The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Atmosphere

    (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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. atmosphere

    The ambient air, or thin elastic fluid which surrounds the globe, and gradually diminishing in gravity rises to an unknown height, yet by gravitation partakes of all its motions.

Editors Contribution

  1. atmosphere

    The air in a specific location.

    The atmosphere was calm, moderate and peaceful.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Atmosphere' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2124

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Atmosphere' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3135

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Atmosphere' in Nouns Frequency: #932

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atmosphere in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Atmosphere in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Atmosphere in a Sentence

  1. Ibrahim Hooper:

    We are operating in an atmosphere of hysteria and fear, i have never seen it like this, not even after 9/11.

  2. Sam Ervin:

    The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.

  3. Matthew Sullivan:

    In the last 20 years or so, weve learned that half of the oxygen that we breathe comes from marine organisms, additionally, the oceans soak up half of the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  4. Alien Life -RSB- Raymond:

    It was a very minimal media, if something's growing on there, you know it's able to fix carbon and nitrogen out of the atmosphere, or using one of the specifically chosen carbon and nitrogen compounds we add to the media. Either way, these organisms are very efficient recyclers of organic material.

  5. Jennifer Glass:

    However, in the deep past, before oxygen accumulated in the atmosphere, these purple bacteria might have proliferated to such an extent that they could have been detectable on the Earth's surface.

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