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atmosphere
n. layer of gases surrounding the earth; layer of gases surrounding a planet; climate of a particular region; unit of air pressure (Physics); tone or mood of a place or thing

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Atmosphere
An 'atmosphere () is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient mass that is held in place by the gravity of the body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if the gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low.

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atmosphere

Noun
1. a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement"
(synonym) ambiance, ambience
(hypernym) condition, status
(hyponym) genius loci
2. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
(synonym) standard atmosphere, atm, standard pressure
(hypernym) pressure unit
(hyponym) STP, s.t.p.
3. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air"
(synonym) air
(hypernym) region, part
(hyponym) airspace
(part-holonym) Earth, world, globe
(part-meronym) airspace, air space
4. the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog"
(synonym) atmospheric state
(hypernym) weather, weather condition, atmospheric condition
(hyponym) air mass
5. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
(hypernym) gas
(part-meronym) exosphere
6. 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"
(synonym) air, aura
(hypernym) quality
(hyponym) mystique


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atmosphère
nf. atmosphere, ambience; feeling, go; vibes, aura

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atmosphere
n. atmosféra; vzduch; nálada


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