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Definitions for atmospheric
ˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪk, -ˈfɪər-at·mo·spher·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atmospheric, atmosphericaladjective

    relating to or located in the atmosphere

    "atmospheric tests"


  1. atmosphericadjective

    Of, relating to, produced by, or coming from the atmosphere.

  2. atmosphericadjective

    Translucent or hazy.

  3. atmosphericadjective

    Evoking a particular emotional or aesthetic quality.

    a dark atmospheric thriller


  1. atmospheric

    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


  1. atmospheric

    Atmospheric refers to anything related to the Earth's atmosphere, the layer of gases surrounding the Earth. It can pertain to weather conditions, air pressure, cloud formations, or other natural phenomena occurring in the atmosphere. Additionally, in a more figurative sense, it can also refer to the mood or ambiance of a place, situation, or piece of art.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Atmosphericadjective

    alt. of Atmospherical

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of atmospheric in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of atmospheric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of atmospheric in a Sentence

  1. Heather Knutson:

    The real problem is that these cloud layers are hiding the atmospheric absorption signals we are trying to measure, in some cases, high-altitude clouds can make a small planet with a puffy, hydrogen-rich atmosphere look like it has a much more compact atmosphere made of heavier gases, such as water or carbon dioxide.

  2. Clare Nullis:

    According to forecasts, and this is of concern, the atmospheric flow is now going to transport that heat toward Greenland.

  3. Marshall Perrin:

    We believe that, most likely, what we're seeing is more uniform cloud cover on one of these planets versus more patchy cloud cover on the other, where you can see deeper into the atmospheric layers.

  4. Sebastian Leuzinger / iScience:

    This is different from how normal trees operate, where the water flow is driven by the water potential of the atmosphere, in this case, the stump has to follow what the rest of the trees do, because since it lacks transpiring leaves, it escapes the atmospheric pull.

  5. Pawan Gupta:

    We knew we would see changes in atmospheric composition in many places during the lockdown, but I have never seen aerosol values so low in the Indo-Gangetic Plain at this time of year.

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    A ectomorphic
    B appellative
    C ambidextrous
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