[at-muh s-fer-ik, -feer-]
- pertaining to, existing in, or consisting of the atmosphere: atmospheric vapors.
- caused by, produced by, or operated on by the atmosphere: atmospheric storms.
- resembling or suggestive of the atmosphere; having muted tones and softened or indistinct outlines; hazy: atmospheric effects.
- having or producing an emotional atmosphere: atmospheric quality; atmospheric lighting.
Origin of atmospheric
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Examples from the Web for atmospherical
The atmospherical refraction was remarkably strong at this time.
But the young detective was too engrossed with his own thoughts to pay attention to any atmospherical unpleasantness.Monsieur Lecoq, v.1
The other ingredient in the composition of atmospherical air is phlogisticated air.
This office is performed by respiration, that function in animals by which the blood receives the influence of atmospherical air.
He has time for the changes of dress which fashion may require, but none for those which atmospherical changes demand.The Philosophy of the Weather
Thomas Belden Butler
Word Origin and History for atmospherical
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