Definition of Auroral

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the atmospheric phenomenon auroras. "A prominent green line in the spectrum of the auroras is called the `auroral line'"

Partainyms: Aurora
Derivative terms: Aurora



2. Adjective. Characteristic of the dawn. "A dim auroral glow"
Exact synonyms: Aurorean
Derivative terms: Aurora, Aurora
Partainyms: Dawn, Dawn

Definition of Auroral

1. a. Belonging to, or resembling, the aurora (the dawn or the northern lights); rosy.

Definition of Auroral

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the dawn; dawning, eastern, like a new beginning. ¹

2. Adjective. Rosy in colour, blushing, roseate. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to the aurora borealis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Auroral

1. aurora [adj] - See also: aurora

Auroral Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Auroral

aurocyanide
aurocyanides
aurodox
auromercaptoacetanilid
aurone
auropalpebral reflex
aurophilic
aurora
aurora-colored
aurora australis
aurora austrealis
aurora borealis
aurora kinase
aurorae
auroral (current term)
aurorally
auroraphobia
auroras
aurorean
aurorite
aurosome
aurostibite
aurotherapy
aurothioglucose
aurothioglycanide
aurothiomalate
aurothiomalates
aurothiosulfate
aurous

Literary usage of Auroral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"It may interest you to know that the auroral display on August 26 was a most ... I may add that for a few days before the auroral display the electric ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Very elaborate observations have been made during several Arctic expeditions, of the azimuths of the summits of auroral arcs. ..."

3. A Treatise on Meteorology: With a Collection of Meteorological Tables by Elias Loomis (1872)
"The auroral crown, therefore, every where appears in the magnetic zenith, ... What are auroral Beams ?—The auroral beams are simply illumined spaces caused ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"The auroral arch, which was unusually narrow and sharply defined below, ... The effect of the auroral display was heightened by the swe of searchlight beams ..."

5. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"The auroral light assumes a great variety of appearances, ... It would appear, however, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the auroral flashes are due to the ..."

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