Definition of atmospheric in English:



  • 1Relating to the atmosphere of the earth.

    ‘atmospheric pollution’
    • ‘Exposure to industrial or atmospheric pollution may also cause asthma symptoms.’
    • ‘In favourable atmospheric conditions it was reported to be heard ten or 12 miles away.’
    • ‘But the rotating blades might only be visible in certain atmospheric conditions.’
    • ‘But we simply do not know how the Earth will respond to increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘Oceans are playing a very vital role in maintaining the atmospheric balance of the earth.’
    • ‘City buildings suffer excessive weathering because of atmospheric pollution.’
    • ‘Air pressure is an important factor which affects the resulting atmospheric climate conditions.’
    • ‘The number of days when she could smell an odour would depend on atmospheric conditions and wind direction.’
    • ‘It is a widely distributed contaminant in atmospheric environment.’
    • ‘The early scarcity of dissolved sulfates and atmospheric oxygen has big implications.’
    • ‘This is thought to be because of the much higher atmospheric pressures on Venus and because of the lack of water.’
    • ‘We cannot tell if global warming is occurring as a result of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘This heralded a new age in the understanding of atmospheric science, and many new discoveries were soon made.’
    • ‘He also says the development would lead to more noise and atmospheric pollution.’
    • ‘His primary research areas include both atmospheric science and climate research.’
    • ‘The process of photosynthesis maintains atmospheric supplies of oxygen, essential for animal life on earth.’
    • ‘The main advantage of nuclear power plants is that they do not cause atmospheric pollution.’
    • ‘An event of this kind would create a huge crater, send out shock waves, and create tremendous atmospheric disturbance.’
    • ‘Peatlands are important ecosystems with regard to atmospheric greenhouse gas composition.’
    • ‘Rapid changes in atmospheric circulation cause storms, cold spells, or heat waves that play out over several days.’
    • ‘Why should we contribute to more atmospheric pollution when it is simply not necessary?’
    • ‘The USA exploded 66 atmospheric test weapons on Bikini and Enewetak Islands.’
    • ‘The movement of the clouds is accelerated by atmospheric temperature and other environmental factors.’
    natural, atmospheric, meteorological, environmental
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  • 2Creating a distinctive mood, typically of romance or nostalgia.

    ‘atmospheric lighting’
    • ‘The landscape is dark and bleak, with just atmospheric grey sketches of trees or structures.’
    • ‘Advice is offered on everything from how to understand space to the creation of atmospheric moods.’
    • ‘Working from his farmhouse studio at Over Ridge, he creates his atmospheric motoring images using acrylic and pastel.’
    • ‘The unusual story and Brunel's atmospheric visuals distinguished the film from most British productions of the time.’
    • ‘As death draws near, evocative, atmospheric images are offered up to the reader.’
    • ‘Nor does it use atmospheric locations to provide a sense of dread and evil.’
    • ‘Theatre doesn't get more atmospheric than this show, which uses shadows, strobes and fireworks to terrific effect.’
    • ‘Sure, it is atmospheric but it is also intensely predictable.’
    • ‘Subtle interplay with available light in the building makes the piece both evocative and atmospheric.’
    • ‘Moody, atmospheric guitars create a mood of contemplation without ever going too wildly off the track.’
    • ‘Faye's Fabulous Room, like most gay bars and restaurants, was dark and atmospheric.’
    • ‘This is powerfully demonstrated in the film by atmospheric flashbacks to the last supper.’
    • ‘Francis Goodhand's atmospheric music adds much to the production while the black and white costumes are most impressive.’
    • ‘Lots of lovely thick oil paint smeared in heavy layers onto the canvas creates dark and hugely atmospheric landscapes.’
    • ‘It's incredibly evocative, atmospheric and mournful yet never depressing.’
    • ‘It's a very suspenseful and atmospheric score, with lots of depth and surprises.’
    • ‘The film was atmospheric, ghastly, and filled with all kinds of creepy poltergeists.’
    • ‘He creates striking atmospheric effects, cleverly using light and shadow.’
    evocative, affecting, moving, touching, emotive, expressive, powerful, stirring, atmospheric, soul-stirring
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