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Noun: atmosphere  'at-mus,feer
  1. A particular environment or surrounding influence
    "there was an atmosphere of excitement";
    - ambiance, ambience
  2. A unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade
    - standard atmosphere, atm, standard pressure
  3. The mass of air surrounding the Earth
    "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere";
    - air
  4. The weather or climate at some place
    "the atmosphere was thick with fog";
    - atmospheric state
  5. The envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
  6. A distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
    "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters";
    - air, aura

Derived forms: atmospheres

Type of: atmospheric condition, condition, conditions, gas, part, pressure unit, quality, region, status, weather, weather condition

Part of: Earth, globe, world

Encyclopedia: Atmosphere