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English noun: atmosphere

1. atmosphere (state) a particular environment or surrounding influence


SamplesThere was an atmosphere of excitement.


Synonymsambiance, ambience


Broader (hypernym)condition, status


Narrower (hyponym)feel, feeling, flavor, flavour, genius loci, gloom, gloominess, glumness, look, miasm, miasma, smell, spirit, tone

2. atmosphere (quantity) a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade


Synonymsatm, standard atmosphere, standard pressure


Broader (hypernym)pressure unit


Narrower (hyponym)s.t.p., STP

3. atmosphere (location) the mass of air surrounding the Earth


SamplesThere was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere.
It was exposed to the air.


Synonymsair


Broader (hypernym)part, region


Narrower (hyponym)airspace


Part holonymair space, airspace, ionosphere


Part meronymEarth, globe, world

4. atmosphere (state) the weather or climate at some place


SamplesThe atmosphere was thick with fog.


Synonymsatmospheric state


Broader (hypernym)atmospheric condition, conditions, weather, weather condition


Narrower (hyponym)air mass, anticyclone, cyclone, fog, fogginess, murk, murkiness

5. atmosphere (object) the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body


Broader (hypernym)gas


Narrower (hyponym)sky


Part holonymexosphere, mesosphere, stratosphere, thermosphere, troposphere

6. atmosphere (attribute) a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsair, aura


Broader (hypernym)quality


Narrower (hyponym)mystique, note, vibe, vibration









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