Meaning of ATMOSPHERIC in English

— atmospherically , adv.

/at'meuhs fer"ik, -fear"-/ , adj.

1. pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the atmosphere: atmospheric vapors.

2. caused by, produced by, or operated on by the atmosphere: atmospheric storms.

3. resembling or suggestive of the atmosphere; having muted tones and softened or indistinct outlines; hazy: atmospheric effects.

4. having or producing an emotional atmosphere: atmospheric quality; atmospheric lighting. Also, atmospherical .

[ 1775-85; ATMOSPHERE + -IC ]

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