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noun uk   /ˈæt.ləs/ us  

atlas noun (MAP)

[C] a book containing maps: a road atlas an atlas of the worldMaps and map-makingReference books [C] a book containing maps showing where particular things are made, found, etc.: a wine atlas an atlas of British plantsMaps and map-makingReference books

atlas noun (BONE IN NECK)

[S] specialized medical the first vertebra (= bone) of the spine that supports the skull: atlas bone neck painBone structures
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