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aerial

noun [C] uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/ us    /ˈer.i-/ ( also mainly US antenna)
a structure made of metal rods or wires that receives or sends out radio or television signals

aerial

adjective uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/ us    /ˈer.i-/
in or from the air, especially from an aircraft: Meanwhile, the massive aerial bombardment/bombing of military targets continued unabated. aerial photography
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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