Definition of Atmosphere

1. Noun. A particular environment or surrounding influence. "There was an atmosphere of excitement"

Exact synonyms: Ambiance, Ambience
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Specialized synonyms: Genius Loci, Gloom, Gloominess, Glumness, Miasm, Miasma, Feel, Feeling, Flavor, Flavour, Look, Smell, Spirit, Tone
Derivative terms: Ambient

2. Noun. A unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade.
Exact synonyms: Atm, Standard Atmosphere, Standard Pressure
Generic synonyms: Pressure Unit
Specialized synonyms: S.t.p., Stp

3. Noun. The mass of air surrounding the Earth. "It was exposed to the air"
Exact synonyms: Air
Specialized synonyms: Airspace
Terms within: Air Space, Airspace, Ionosphere
Generic synonyms: Part, Region
Group relationships: Earth, Globe, World
Derivative terms: Atmospheric, Atmospherical

4. Noun. The weather or climate at some place. "The atmosphere was thick with fog"
Exact synonyms: Atmospheric State
Generic synonyms: Atmospheric Condition, Conditions, Weather, Weather Condition
Specialized synonyms: Air Mass, Anticyclone, Cyclone, Fog, Fogginess, Murk, Murkiness
Derivative terms: Atmospheric

5. Noun. The envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body.
Terms within: Exosphere, Mesosphere, Stratosphere, Thermosphere, Troposphere
Specialized synonyms: Sky
Generic synonyms: Gas
Derivative terms: Atmospheric, Atmospherical

6. Noun. A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing. "The place had an aura of romance"
Exact synonyms: Air, Aura
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Mystique, Note, Vibe, Vibration

Definition of Atmosphere

1. n. The whole mass of aëriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars.

Definition of Atmosphere

1. Noun. The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body. ¹

2. Noun. The air in a particular place. ¹

3. Noun. The mood or feeling in a situation. ¹

4. Noun. A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm) ¹

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Definition of Atmosphere

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Medical Definition of Atmosphere

1. 1. The mixture of gases surrounding the Earth and other planets. 2. A unit of pressure which equals 101.325 kPa. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Atmosphere

atmosphere (current term)
atmosphere absolute
atmospheric condition
atmospheric electricity
atmospheric perspective
atmospheric phenomenon
atmospheric pressure
atmospheric state
atmospheric static
atmospheric tide

Literary usage of Atmosphere

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

1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1872)
"Condensation of the watery vapour of the atmosphere then takes place; the dew collects into drops, which trickle down the outside of the funnel, ..."

2. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1905)
"In these articles it is stated that the quality of the atmosphere for astronomical observations on different places on the Earth's surface is judged ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"The root system, with the soil in which it grows, is inside the sealed space and the soil atmosphere can be replaced at will by an atmosphere of any desired ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"bers 3000 parts of atmosphere; the third change, one part of liquid CS2 to 6000 parts of atmosphere; the fourth change, one part of liquid CS2 to 12000 ..."

5. The Contemporary Review (1875)
"ON THE atmosphere IN RELATION TO FOG-SIGNALLING. PART II. ... For a time the optical clearness of the atmosphere was extraordinary, but it was acoustically ..."

6. Meteorology: A Text Book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes, and by Willis Isbister Milham (1912)
"Composition of the atmosphere, 9. Offices and activities of the atmosphere,,. ... Height of the atmosphere, 24. THE METEOROLOGICAL ELEMENTS The ..."

7. Pneumonia: Its Supposed Connection, Pathological and Etiological, with by René La Roche (1854)
"1 The non-detection of malaria in the atmosphere no proof of its non- existence and agency.—It has been urged time after time, in opposition to the malarial ..."

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