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/at·mos·pher·ic/ (at″mos-fer´ik) of or pertaining to the atmosphere.


(at′mŏs-fēr″) [Gr. atmos, vapor + sphere]
1. The gases surrounding the earth.
2. Climatic condition of a locality.
3. In physics, the pressure of the air on the earth at mean sea level, approx. 14.7 lb/sq in (101,325 pascals or 760 torr).
4. In chemistry, any gaseous medium around a body. atmospheric (at″mŏs-fēr′ik), adjective

standard atmosphere

The pressure of air at sea level when the temperature is 0°C (32°F). This is equal to 14.7 lb/sq in., or 760 torr, or 101,325 pascals.


of or pertaining to the atmosphere.

atmospheric pressure
see atmospheric pressure.
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The venue is the Union Theatre in the Southwark neighborhood of London, which manages to be atmospherically cavernous while fitting only 50 spectators at a time.
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These common pollutants often enter the stream through inputs of sewage or lawn and farm fertilizer, and both may also be deposited atmospherically, Mulholland's study indicated a much lower level of nitrate and dissolved phosphorus during the autumn and spring as a result of uptake by organisms within the stream.
According to NAFA, the EPA regulation leads to an improper balance between nitrogen oxide (NOx) and volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, which atmospherically react in the presence of sunlight to create ground-level ozone.
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An introduction efficiently and atmospherically sets the writing within its cultural and social context.
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