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at·mos·pher·ic

 (ăt′mə-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-) also at·mos·pher·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or existing in the atmosphere.
2. Produced by, dependent on, or coming from the atmosphere.
3. Resembling or representing the atmosphere; having or giving the effect of translucence: a painting suffused with a hazy, atmospheric glow.
4. Intended to evoke a particular emotional tone or aesthetic quality: lush atmospheric touches in every room.

at′mos·pher′i·cal·ly adv.

at•mos•pher•ic

(ˌæt məsˈfɛr ɪk, -ˈfɪər-)

also at`mos•pher′i•cal,



adj.
1. pertaining to, existing in, produced by, or consisting of the atmosphere: atmospheric storms.
2. resembling or suggestive of the atmosphere; softened and muted; hazy: atmospheric effects.
3. having or producing a distinct emotional or esthetic tone, mood, or quality: atmospheric lighting.
[1775–85]
at`mos•pher′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.atmospheric - relating to or located in the atmosphereatmospheric - relating to or located in the atmosphere; "atmospheric tests"

atmospheric

adjective ambient, surrounding, background beautiful, atmospheric music

atmospheric

adjective
Of or relating to air:
Translations
جَوّي
atmosferický
légköri
andrúmslofts-
atmosférický
atmosferle ilgili

atmospheric

[ˌætməsˈferɪk]
A. ADJ
1. (Met, Phys) → atmosférico
2. (fig) [music, film, book] → evocador
B. CPD atmospheric pollution Ncontaminación f atmosférica
atmospheric pressure Npresión f atmosférica

atmospheric

[ˌætməsˈfɛrɪk] adj
[pressure, conditions, pollution] → atmosphérique
[music, film] → évocateur/trice
[place] → plein(e) de poésie

atmospheric

adjatmosphärisch; (= full of atmosphere) descriptionstimmungsvoll

atmospheric

[ˌætməsˈfɛrɪk] adjatmosferico/a; (music) → che crea un'atmosfera; (film) → pieno/a di atmosfera

atmosphere

(ˈӕtməsfiə) noun
1. the air surrounding the earth. The atmosphere is polluted.
2. any surrounding feeling. There was a friendly atmosphere in the village.
ˌatmosˈpheric (-ˈfe-) adjective
atmospheric disturbances.

atmospheric

a. atmosférico-a.
References in classic literature ?
The gases of the powder, expanded by heat, forced back the atmospheric strata with tremendous violence, and this artificial hurricane rushed like a water-spout through the air.
And, even then, we could not resist atmospheric currents of any considerable strength.
That protection could only consist in his own predominating brain and heart and hand, backed by a heedful, closely calculating attention to every minute atmospheric influence which it was possible for his crew to be subjected to.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
Thus by a judicious exercise of tact and asperity we re-established the atmospheric equilibrium of the room long before I left them a little before midnight, now tenderly reconciled, to walk down to the harbour and hail the Tremolino by the usual soft whistle from the edge of the quay.
level, I found a party of Transylvanian tourists engaged in exploding scores of the largest pattern atmospheric bombs (A.
Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed in stormy weather.
The clearance was effected at last; the Stryver arrears were handsomely fetched up; everything was got rid of until November should come with its fogs atmospheric, and fogs legal, and bring grist to the mill again.
About 6,500; and as in reality the atmospheric pressure is about 15 lb.
This stifling heat, penetrating through the partitions of the projectile, is produced by its friction on the atmospheric strata.
At first it appears rather surprising, that the trade-wind along the northern parts of Chile and on the coast of Peru, should blow in so very southerly a direction as it does; but when we reflect that the Cordillera, running in a north and south line, intercepts, like a great wall, the entire depth of the lower atmospheric current, we can easily see that the trade-wind must be drawn northward, following the line of mountains, towards the equatorial regions, and thus lose part of that easterly movement which it otherwise would have gained from the earth's rotation.
At first I had only two hands; but before I had left home I was already employing fifteen, and running night and day; and the atmospheric result was getting so pronounced that the king went sort of fainting and gasping around and said he did not believe he could stand it much longer, and Sir Launcelot got so that he did hardly anything but walk up and down the roof and swear, although I told him it was worse up there than any- where else, but he said he wanted plenty of air; and he was always complaining that a palace was no place for a soap factory anyway, and said if a man was to start one in his house he would be damned if he wouldn't strangle him.

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