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antenna

noun uk   us   /ænˈten.ə/

antenna noun (ORGAN)

[C] (plural antennae uk   /-iː/ us   ) either of a pair of long, thin organs that are found on the heads of insects and crustaceans (= animals with hard outer shells) and are used to feel with

antenna noun (NOTICING)

[C usually plural] (plural antennae or antennas) the natural ability to notice things and understand their importance: Her finely-tuned political antennae helped her to sense problems that less experienced politicians might not detect.

antenna noun (PART OF RADIO)

[C] (plural antennas) mainly US an aerial noun
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