noun[usually in singular]
- So, trapped in the musty atmosphere of planet earth, they appear clumsy and fragile.
- What happens to the charged particles which came from the sun after they hit the atmosphere of the earth?
- During this time it will be collecting images of the surface and collating information about the atmosphere surrounding the Red Planet.
- The air was stale and the dusty atmosphere was enough to make all of them hesitant to breathe.
- Dusty atmosphere and physical exertions are extremely harmful for heart patients.
- To replace some of the moisture that central heating takes out of the atmosphere, hang a damp towel over a radiator or place a bowl of water next to one.
- Furthermore, our measurements of 10 atm of adhesion pressure strongly contradict the suction hypothesis.
- In the dilution stage, however, the internal pressure stays the same while the external pressure drops to zero, resulting in a pressure difference of 104 atm.
- A Langevin piston was used to maintain the pressure at 1 atm.
- Soothing music playing in the background created a relaxing atmosphere, setting the tone for the evening.
- An atmosphere of pervading gloom hung in the air.
- Such festivals attract large groups of young people together in an atmosphere of welcome, adventure and celebration.
- I know people who have done small city marathons and given up, because it had no atmosphere and they lost interest.
- Nothing can prepare you for the passion, atmosphere, humour, hatred and complete lack of interest in the quality of football that the majority of fans display.
- Buckner's interests move more toward atmosphere than concrete content, yet he never veers off too far into inscrutability or vagaries.
Mid 17th century: from modern Latin atmosphaera, from Greek atmos 'vapour' + sphaira 'ball, globe'.
This word meaning literally ‘ball of vapour’ is from modern Latin atmosphaera, from Greek atmos ‘vapour’ and sphaira ‘globe’.
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