aeriform


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aeriform

(ˈɛərɪˌfɔːm)
adj
1. (Chemistry) having the form of air; gaseous
2. unsubstantial
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Adj.1.aeriform - resembling air or having the form of airaeriform - resembling air or having the form of air
gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
2.aeriform - characterized by lightness and insubstantialityaeriform - characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
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Humboldt extends this view to the case of earthquakes unaccompanied by eruptions; but I can hardly conceive it possible, that the small quantity of aeriform fluids which then escape from the fissured ground, can produce such remarkable effects.
Elijah Burritt's 1838 edition cites Herschel's words and summarizes this passage as "sufficient proof of the aeriform nature of the comet's mass.
Use the Aeriform dividers to create compartments alongside the main camera set-up for additional lenses, flash or other accessories.