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"aerial" in British English

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aerialnoun [C]

uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/  us   /ˈer.i-/ (also mainly US antenna)
a ​structure made of ​metalrods or ​wires that ​receives or ​sends out ​radio or ​televisionsignals

aerialadjective

uk   /ˈeə.ri.əl/  us   /ˈer.i-/
in or from the ​air, ​especially from an ​aircraft: Meanwhile, the ​massive aerial bombardment/​bombing of ​militarytargetscontinuedunabated. aerial photography
(Definition of aerial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"aerial" in American English

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aerialnoun

 us   /ˈer·i·əl, ˈær-/
  • aerial noun (BROADCASTING)

an ​antenna

aerialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈer·i·əl, ˈær-/
of, from, or in the ​air: Aerial ​photographs are used in making these ​maps.
(Definition of aerial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aerial”
in Korean 항공기에 의한…
in Arabic جَوّي…
in Malaysian antena…
in French antenne…
in Russian антенна…
in Chinese (Traditional) (無線電或電視的)天線…
in Italian aereo…
in Turkish anten, tv veya radyo alıcısı…
in Polish antena…
in Spanish antena…
in Vietnamese ăng-ten…
in Portuguese aéreo…
in Thai สายอากาศ…
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…
in Indonesian antena…
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