|1.||troposphere stratosphere mesosphere See also ionosphere the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth or any other celestial body|
|2.||the air or climate in a particular place: the atmosphere was thick with smoke|
|3.||a general pervasive feeling or mood: an atmosphere of elation|
|4.||the prevailing tone or mood of a novel, symphony, painting, or other work of art|
|5.||a special mood or character associated with a place|
|6.||any local gaseous environment or medium: an inert atmosphere|
|7.||at, Abbreviation: atm a unit of pressure; the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at 0°C at sea level. 1 atmosphere is equivalent to 101 325 newtons per square metre or 14.72 pounds per square inch|
atmosphere at·mos·phere (āt'mə-sfǐr')
A gas surrounding a given body; a gaseous medium.
Abbr. atm, atm. A unit of pressure equal to the air pressure at sea level, approximately equal to 1.01325 × 105 newtons per square meter.
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