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One entry found for atmosphere.
Main Entry: at·mo·sphere
Pronunciation: primarystressat-mschwa-secondarystresssfi(schwa)r
Function: noun
Etymology: derived from Greek atmos "vapor" and Latin sphaera "sphere"
1 a : the whole mass of air surrounding the earth b : a mass of gases surrounding a heavenly body (as a planet)
2 : the air in a particular place <the stuffy atmosphere of this room>
3 a : a surrounding influence or set of conditions <a friendly atmosphere> b : the main mood or feeling in a creative work c : a unique or appealing effect or mood <a restaurant with atmosphere>
4 : a unit of pressure equal to the pressure of the air at sea level or about 10 newtons per square centimeter (about 14.7 pounds per square inch)

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