atmospheric, atmospherical

(adjective) relating to or located in the atmosphere; “atmospheric tests”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



atmospheric (comparative more atmospheric, superlative most atmospheric)

Of, relating to, produced by, or coming from the atmosphere.

(painting) Translucent or hazy.

Evoking a particular emotional or aesthetic quality.


• atmospherical


• epitrochasm, metaphorics

Source: Wiktionary

At`mos*pher"ic, At`mos*pher"ic*al, a. Etym: [Cf. F. atmosphérique.]

1. Of or pertaining to the atmosphere; of the nature of, or resembling, the atmosphere; as, atmospheric air; the atmospheric envelope of the earth.

2. Existing in the atmosphere. The lower atmospheric current. Darwin.

3. Caused, or operated on, by the atmosphere; as, an atmospheric effect; an atmospheric engine.

4. Dependent on the atmosphere. [R.] In am so atmospherical a creature. Pope. Atmospheric engine, a steam engine whose piston descends by the pressure of the atmosphere, when the steam which raised it is condensed within the cylinder. Tomlinson.

– Atmospheric line (Steam Engin.), the equilibrium line of an indicator card. Steam is expanded "down to the atmosphere" when its pressure is equal to that of the atmosphere. (See Indicator card.) -- Atmospheric pressure, the pressure exerted by the atmosphere, not merely downwards, but in every direction. In amounts to about 14.7 Ibs. on each square inch.

– Atmospheric railway, one in which pneumatic power, obtained from compressed air or the creation of a vacuum, is the propelling force.

– Atmospheric tides. See under Tide.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


Word of the Day

2 April 2023


(noun) a manner that strictly observes all forms and ceremonies; “the formality of his voice made the others pay him close attention”

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Coffee Trivia

Coffee has initially been a food – chewed, not sipped. Early African tribes consume coffee by grinding the berries together, adding some animal fat, and rolling the treats into tiny edible energy balls.

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