from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or existing in the atmosphere.
- adj. Produced by, dependent on, or coming from the atmosphere.
- adj. Resembling or representing the atmosphere; having or giving the effect of translucence: a painting suffused with a hazy, atmospheric glow.
- adj. Intended to evoke a particular emotional tone or aesthetic quality: lush atmospheric touches in every room.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, relating to, produced by, or coming from the atmosphere.
- adj. Translucent or hazy.
- adj. Evoking a particular emotional or aesthetic quality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere
- adj. Existing or occurring in the atmosphere.
- adj. Caused, or operated on, by the atmosphere
- adj. Dependent on the atmosphere.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the atmosphere: as, atmospheric air or vapors.
- Dependent on the atmosphere.
- Caused, produced, or operated on by the atmosphere: as, rust is an atmospheric effect.
- a variety of steam-engine in which the steam is admitted only to the under side of the piston and for the up-stroke, the down-stroke being effected by the pressure of the atmosphere caused by the formation of a vacuum under the piston through the condensation of the steam. This engine, invented by Papin in 1695, was first made a practical success by Newcomen, and was subsequently greatly improved by Watt, through the addition of a separate condenser and air-pump.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or located in the atmosphere
atmospher(e) + -ic (Wiktionary)