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an·ten·na

 (ăn-tĕn′ə)
n. pl. an·ten·nae (-tĕn′ē)
1.
a. Zoology One of the paired, flexible, segmented sensory appendages on the head of an insect, myriapod, or crustacean functioning primarily as an organ of touch.
b. Something likened to this sensory appendage, as in function or form: sensitive public relations antennae.
2. A structure in a photosynthetic organism containing pigment molecules that absorb light energy and transfer it to a reaction center composed of proteins and pigments, where the light energy is converted into chemical energy.
3. pl. an·ten·nas A metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves.

[Medieval Latin, from Latin, sail yard, translation of Greek keraia, insect feeler, yardarm.]

an·ten′nal adj.

antenna

(ænˈtɛnə)
npl -nae (-naɪ) pl -nas
1. (Zoology) one of a pair of mobile appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, etc, that are often whiplike and respond to touch and taste but may be specialized for swimming or attachment
2. (Electronics) another name for aerial7
[C17: from Latin: sail yard, of obscure origin]
anˈtennal, anˈtennary adj

an•ten•na

(ænˈtɛn ə)

n., pl. -ten•nas for 1, -ten•nae (-ˈtɛn i)
for 2.
1. a conductor by which electromagnetic waves are sent out or received, consisting commonly of a wire or set of wires often attached to metal rods; aerial.
2. one of the jointed, movable sensory appendages occurring in pairs on the heads of insects and most other arthropods.
3. a means or sense of perception.
[1640–50; < Latin: a sailyard]
an•ten′nal, adj.

an·ten·na

(ăn-tĕn′ə)
Plural antennae (ăn-tĕn′ē)
1. One of a pair of long, slender, segmented structures on the head of insects, centipedes, millipedes, and crustaceans. Most antennae are organs of touch, but some are sensitive to odors and other stimuli.
2. A metallic device for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antenna - an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signalsantenna - an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
dipole antenna, dipole - an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
directional antenna - an antenna that transmits or receives signals only in a narrow angle
electrical device - a device that produces or is powered by electricity
nondirectional antenna, omnidirectional antenna - an antenna that sends or receives signals equally in all directions
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
sender, transmitter - set used to broadcast radio or tv signals
2.antenna - sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ; "he had a special antenna for public relations"
sensitiveness, sensitivity - the ability to respond to affective changes in your interpersonal environment
3.antenna - one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceansantenna - one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
tentacle - any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion

antenna

noun aerial, sensor The air force are developing an antenna to protect all its aircraft.
Translations
قَرْن إسْتِشْعار عِنْد الحَشَرَةهَوائيهَوَائِيّ
anténatykadlo
antennefølehorn
antennituntosarvi
antenazračni
tapintószerv
fálmariloftnet
アンテナヒゲ空中線触角
안테나
čiuptuvėlis
antenatausteklis
antenă
antena
antenaантена
antenn
เสาอากาศ
cột anten

antenna

[ænˈtenə] N (antennas or antennae (pl)) [ænˈteniː]
1. [of insect, animal] → antena f
2. (TV) → antena f

antenna

[ænˈtɛnə] [antennae] [ænˈtɛniː] (pl) n
[insect] → antenne f
(= aerial) → antenne f

antenna

n
pl <-e> (Zool) → Fühler m
pl <-e or -s> (Rad, TV) → Antenne f

antenna

[ænˈtɛnə] n (antennae (pl)) [ænˈtɛniː] (Radio, TV, Zool) → antenna

antenna

(ӕnˈtenə) noun
1. (plural anˈtennae (-niː) ) a feeler of an insect.
2. (plural anˈtennas) (American) an aerial (for a radio etc).

antenna

هَوَائِيّ anténa antenne Antenne κεραία antena antenni antenne zračni antenna アンテナ 안테나 antenne antenne antena antena антенна antenn เสาอากาศ anten cột anten 天线
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