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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.


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


Broader (hypernym)tentacle

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