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English noun: antenna

1. antenna (artifact) an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals


Synonymsaerial, transmitting aerial


Broader (hypernym)electrical device


Narrower (hyponym)dipole, dipole antenna, directional antenna, nondirectional antenna, omnidirectional antenna


Part meronymreceiver, receiving system, sender, transmitter

2. antenna (attribute) sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ


SamplesHe had a special antenna for public relations.


Synonymsfeeler


Broader (hypernym)sensitiveness, sensitivity

3. antenna (animal) one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste


Synonymsfeeler


Broader (hypernym)tentacle









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