— 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 ]