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antennanoun

uk   us   /ænˈten.ə/
  • antenna noun (ORGAN)

[C] (plural antennae uk   /-iː/ us   ) either of a ​pair of ​long, ​thinorgans that are ​found on the ​heads of ​insects and crustaceans (= ​animals with hard ​outershells) and are used to ​feel with
  • antenna noun (PART OF RADIO)

[C] (plural antennas) mainly US an aerial noun
(Definition of antenna from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antennanoun [C]

 us   /ænˈten·ə/
  • antenna noun [C] (INSECT)

(plural antennae  /ænˈten·i/ ) either of the two ​long, ​thinpartsattached to the ​head of an ​insect that it uses to ​know what is around it: fig. Her ​political antennae ​helped her ​answerquestions without ​offending anyone.
  • antenna noun [C] (BROADCASTING)

(plural antennas) a ​structure made of ​metalrods or ​wires, often positioned on ​top of a ​building or ​vehicle, that ​receives or ​sendsradio or ​televisionsignals
(Definition of antenna from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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