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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

atmospher(e) +‎ -ic



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