atmospheric Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “atmospheric” in the English Dictionary

"atmospheric" in British English

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uk   us   /ˌæt.məsˈfer.ɪk/

atmospheric adjective (AIR)

[before noun] relating to the ​air or to the ​atmosphere: Plants are the ​mainsource of atmospheric ​oxygen. If atmospheric conditions are ​right, it may be ​possible to ​see this ​group of ​starstonight.

atmospheric adjective (MOOD)

approving creating a ​specialfeeling, ​especially a ​mysterious or ​romanticfeeling: atmospheric ​lighting/​music I ​quite like ​fog because it's atmospheric.
(Definition of atmospheric from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"atmospheric" in American English

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atmosphericadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌæt·məˈsfɪər·ɪk, -sfer·ɪk/
earth science of or in the ​atmosphere: Data ​reveal a ​sudden and ​unexplainedjump in atmospheric ​levels of ​carbondioxide.
(Definition of atmospheric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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