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aerial

noun  /ˈer·i·əl, ˈær-/ us  

aerial noun (BROADCASTING)

an antenna

aerial

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈer·i·əl, ˈær-/ us  

aerial adjective [not gradable] (IN AIR)

of, from, or in the air: Aerial photographs are used in making these maps.
Translations of “aerial”
in Korean 항공기에 의한…
in Arabic جَوّي…
in French antenne…
in Turkish anten, tv veya radyo alıcısı…
in Italian aereo…
in Chinese (Traditional) (無線電或電視的)天線…
in Russian антенна…
in Polish antena…
in Spanish antena…
in Portuguese aéreo…
in German die Antenne…
in Catalan aeri…
in Japanese 空中の, 飛行機からの…
in Chinese (Simplified) (无线电或电视的)天线…
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