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Definitions of atmosphere

  1. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. Any gaseous envelope or medium. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 Ibs. to the sq. inch. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; - applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The gaseous envelope surrounding a planet or similar body. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed) Medical Dictionary DB
  15. The air which surrounds the earth; the influence, mental and moral, exerted on a person by his environment or surroundings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. 1. The air. 2. Any gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. The air, composed of oxygen, nitrogen, etc. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. The air that surrounds the earth: (fig.) any surrounding influence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Atmospheric. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The air that surrounds the earth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. The mass of gases, chiefly air, surrounding the earth or any heavenly body; any surrounding element or influence; environment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The air surrounding the earth; the air with which any body is surrounded; a spiritual influence pervading a sphere. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. The whole mass of air, clouds, and vapour surrounding the earth. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. The whole mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. 1. the gasses that surround the earth. It is made of nitrogen and oxygen. Trace amounts of argon, carbon dioxide, helium, krypton, methane, neon, sulfur dioxide, water vapor, and xenon are present. It has seven layers called the troposphere, stratosphere, thelawdictionary.org
  26. The whole mass of aas, the atmosphere of Mars. dictgcide_fs
  27. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 lbs. to the sq. inch. dictgcide_fs
  28. at'mo-sf[=e]r, n. the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth or any of the heavenly bodies: any gaseous medium: a conventional unit of atmospheric pressure: (fig.) any surrounding influence.--adjs. ATMOSPHER'IC, -AL, of or depending on the atmosphere.--adv. ATMOSPHER'ICALLY.--ATMOSPHERIC ENGINE, a variety of steam-engine in which the steam is admitted only to the under side of the piston; ATMOSPHERIC HAMMER, a hammer driven by means of compressed air; ATMOSPHERIC RAILWAY, a railway where the motive-power is derived from the pressure of the atmosphere acting on a piston working in an iron tube of uniform bore. [Gr. atmos, air, sphaira, a sphere.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  29. The atmosphere is a spherical mass of air, surrounding the earth in every part; the height of which is estimated at 15 or 16 leagues. It presses on the surface of the earth, and this pressure has, necessarily, sensible effects on organized bodies. The surface of the human body being reckoned at 15 square feet, it is computed that a pressure of 33,000 pounds or more exists under ordinary circumstances; and this pressure cannot be increased or diminished materially, without modifying the circulation and all the functions. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  30. Spheroidal gaseous envelope surrounding heavenly body; that surrounding earth; one surrounding any substance; mental or moral environment; air (in any place); (w. pl.) pressure of 15lb. on square inch (that exerted by atmosphere on earth\'s surface). Hence atmospheric (AL) aa., atmospherically adv. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  31. Air encircling the earth. American pocket medical dictionary.
  32. Pressure of air at sea-level, being 15 pounds to the square inch. American pocket medical dictionary.
  33. As usually employed, the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. In chemistry, any special gaseous medium surrounding a solid or liquid body. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. The normal pressure that the air exerts at sea level, equivalent to the pressure of a column of mercury 760 mm. high, i. e., about 15 lbs. to the square inch. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. The pressure of the air per unit of area on the surface of the earth ; as, a pressure of three atmospheres, i.e. a pressure three times as great as that of the atmosphere on the earth, or one at the rate of about 45 lbs. per square inch. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  37. n. [Greek]The mass of aeriform fluid surrounding the earth; –pressure of the air; –figuratively a pervading influence. Cabinet Dictionary
  38. The air that encompasses the solid earth of all sides. Complete Dictionary
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