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an atmosphere of tension
▪ Voting took place in an atmosphere of tension.
▪ The atmosphere in the courtroom was electric.
carnival atmosphere
▪ a carnival atmosphere in the town
charged atmosphere
▪ the charged atmosphere in the room
congenial atmosphere/surroundings/environment
▪ The department provides a congenial atmosphere for research.
fraught atmosphere
▪ a fraught atmosphere
lighten the atmosphere/mood/conversation
▪ Nora didn’t respond to my attempts to lighten the conversation.
relaxed atmosphere
▪ There’s a very relaxed atmosphere in the school.
soak up the atmosphere
▪ Go to a sidewalk café, order coffee, and soak up the atmosphere.
strained atmosphere
▪ I couldn’t stand the strained atmosphere at dinner any more.
tense situation/atmosphere/moment etc
▪ Marion spoke, eager to break the tense silence.
the Earth’s atmosphere
▪ The Earth’s atmosphere blocks off all radiation from space other than light and radio waves.
▪ The aim is to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere which will encourage people to buy.
▪ It was a relaxed occasion, as it was intended to be, in which to discuss differences in a friendly atmosphere.
▪ Has the area got a friendly and secure atmosphere?
▪ Thoughtful attention to needs of people for satisfying relationships leads to a comfortable, friendly organization atmosphere and work tempo.
▪ The same leisured friendly atmosphere prevailed among the crowds in the park.
▪ In short, the Samos is an established hotel which is well run and has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
▪ There are free buses to ferry you from hotel to cable-car stations and the town has a warm, friendly atmosphere.
▪ Until St Paul arrives on the scene, the general atmosphere is one of respectability.
▪ Radio broadcasts were also made from the court, and the general atmosphere was far from dignified.
▪ By day the general atmosphere is tranquil, dreamy and unspoilt with long, sandy beaches and clear waters.
▪ The general atmosphere has certainly changed.
▪ If there is a local carnival every year, go along and enjoy the costumes and the general atmosphere.
▪ At breakfast time the general atmosphere among the residents was still subdued, but much less strained than the previous evening.
▪ There was a general atmosphere of bawdy fun and anticipation.
▪ The melody and accompaniment can express the general atmosphere of the poem, but can not underline the significance of individual words.
▪ Thus, the lower atmosphere and surface of Venus are far hotter than comparable regions of the Earth and Mars.
▪ Further, water in the form of rain and snow is very efficient at cleaning dust from the lower atmosphere.
▪ On the Moon, the gravity is so low that no atmosphere remains.
▪ The lower atmosphere is so hot that it is simply impossible to have a solid surface.
▪ It occurs in the Earth's lower atmosphere.
▪ In sunlight, VOCs can react in the lower atmosphere with nitrogen oxides to generate photochemical smog.
▪ A new political atmosphere was created where minimal government, budget-cutting and low taxation had become the norm.
▪ The only hope of eliminating the bomb, which in the political atmosphere of 1946 was never very great, was gone.
▪ Although set in an overtly political atmosphere, its purpose is unashamedly entertainment.
▪ And the political atmosphere must be able to accept the expression of partisan feelings.
▪ Much of this is conducted through the news media, where the political atmosphere is reflected quite clearly.
▪ When the two sides came together, the political atmosphere had changed dramatically.
▪ As the promises fill the political atmosphere, it is easy to become cynical about the candidates and the process.
▪ Set in substantial mature gardens and possessing a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
▪ L'Esquire prides itself on its superlative standards of service and relaxed atmosphere.
▪ The aim is to create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere which will encourage people to buy.
▪ This is a family-run hotel with a relaxed atmosphere.
▪ So the superficially more relaxed atmosphere at home did nothing to modify my anorexic behaviour.
▪ Raffles A lounge cellar bar with a relaxed atmosphere and a real coal fire.
▪ Some interviewers address candidates by their first names thinking it encourages a relaxed atmosphere.
▪ Bored or tense atmosphere. 2.
▪ I can vividly remember the tense atmosphere prevailing amongst all Washington crews during December 1952 and January 1953.
▪ I felt a tense atmosphere of anxiousness build between us.
▪ Humour, too, can be a way of breaking a tense atmosphere.
▪ There was suddenly a very, very tense atmosphere.
▪ But today the tense security atmosphere was obvious.
▪ Such a thin strange quavering noise, and such a tense awkward atmosphere had built up.
▪ The generally tense atmosphere also gave rise to perceptual errors.
▪ However, emissions of NOx gases in the upper atmosphere have a greenhouse effect 100 times more powerful than C02.
▪ The other method is to dissipate the extra 3. 2 kilometers per second by passing through the upper atmosphere.
▪ During magnetic storms the intense electrical currents that f ow in the upper atmosphere heat the air, causing it to expand.
▪ But in the cold upper atmospheres of all four planets the heavy elements are almost perfectly condensed and precipitated out.
▪ This occurs in the upper atmosphere when neutrons produced by cosmic rays interact with nitrogen atoms.
▪ Temperatures ranged from 227 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in the upper atmosphere to 305 degrees shortly before the probe stopped relaying data.
▪ However, the net energy transfer between the magnetosphere and the upper atmosphere is downwards.
▪ With energy supplied by sunlight, some water vapor in the upper atmosphere may have broken down to hydrogen and oxygen.
▪ Level of service is exceptional combining a warm, friendly atmosphere with real old-world charm and high standards of modern facilities.
▪ There are free buses to ferry you from hotel to cable-car stations and the town has a warm, friendly atmosphere.
▪ The cold vast house became warm in atmosphere and hospitable.
▪ Our Peaches Restaurant is renowned for a warm and welcoming atmosphere with quality and personal attention from Gill and Doug.
▪ Veal Jurassienne must be ordered! Warm, relaxed atmosphere.
▪ Proctor's Good ales and snacks in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
▪ A light interior in combination with pastel colours gives her a warm, mediterranean atmosphere.
▪ Lawrence was the one who never seemed part of the warm family atmosphere created by his brothers and sisters.
▪ The island gantry and the whole atmosphere is superbly Victorian.
▪ The whole atmosphere would tense up.
▪ It brings the whole atmosphere of the period, as well as the work itself, alive.
▪ It is the first whole atmosphere / biosphere laboratory.
▪ The whole atmosphere of the race is very exciting.
▪ The crowd, the whole atmosphere was really great.
▪ The whole atmosphere was tastefulness and leisure.
▪ The whole tempo and atmosphere changed when the Scenes of Crime Officer arrived.
▪ Nearby is a ship in a glass case that adds to the timeless atmosphere of the house.
▪ Cheerleaders add to the atmosphere of the game.
▪ I add to the atmosphere by coming back into the room, closing the door and leaning against it, staring.
▪ And when Sanders intercepts, he also dances, which will add to the atmosphere of Cowboy mayhem.
▪ Good table linen is also essential-to show off the food and add to the atmosphere.
▪ The dim arctic twilight added to the discouraging atmosphere.
▪ This rather cinematic approach adds to the atmosphere of mystery and excitement.
▪ This will all add to the atmosphere and enable the creation of a distinctive meal experience.
▪ What was needed now was a major legislative victory that would change the atmosphere of political resentment and resistance on Capitol Hill.
▪ The outlook for the United Nations would be grim in that changed atmosphere.
▪ In an effort to change the atmosphere last summer Good Vibes supremo Terri Hooley suggested a three-day showcase of local talent.
▪ An important feature of this research is that it is carried out in a politically charged atmosphere.
▪ The highly charged atmosphere of the House panel contrasted sharply with a similar investigation being conducted in the Senate, where Sen.
▪ The glamour of limed oak - creating an atmosphere that seems to belong entirely in the country.
▪ What director Michael Winterbottom excels at, instead, is creating an atmosphere of vague religious resonance.
▪ We must somehow transcend this and create an atmosphere at our meetings which is welcoming to people from all types of background.
▪ Coffman, Virginia An expert in creating appropriate atmosphere, Coffman has written more than sixty novels.
▪ It is the routine and tender loving care of the staff that create the best atmosphere.
▪ A grand jury was convened; the jury condemned the newspapers for creating the atmosphere which instigated the Saturday night riots.
▪ The procedures which are set in place when the contract is signed will create an atmosphere for the remainder of the project.
▪ And nothing creates an atmosphere ripe for mistakes more readily than abuse of power.
▪ Meanwhile, folks, why not relax and enjoy the atmosphere: Jimbo alone in the tower.
▪ Those that did turn up enjoyed the jovial atmosphere and frantic dancing ensued, except at the home-town concert in Middleton.
▪ Everyone enjoyed the pleasant outdoor atmosphere and setting without having to forfeit convenience.
▪ When the attractions become too much, visitors can enjoy the restful atmosphere of the landscaped parkland in between.
▪ But he seems to enjoy working in an atmosphere of tension.
▪ Strapped into couches they entered the Earth's atmosphere backs first.
▪ Water fails to enter the Martian atmosphere because the surface temperature is very low.
▪ These isotopes begin to decay as soon as the meteorites enter the Earth's atmosphere, where they become shielded from cosmic rays.
▪ The first views came when the robot had already entered the atmosphere, and had discarded its protective shell.
▪ Atmospheric entry of the bolide A cosmic object entering the atmosphere loses its kinetic energy through deceleration and ablation.
▪ I realised what it was: a space shuttle entering the atmosphere on its final run-in to earth.
▪ Many of the known asteroids are small enough to blow up on entering the atmosphere.
▪ After about six years of flight, the probe enters the upper atmosphere of Uranus at high speed.
▪ I smile at her to lighten the atmosphere.
▪ There was no breeze to lighten the atmosphere.
▪ The little mountains of earth scattered around didn't lighten the atmosphere, either.
▪ A few carefully placed lamps will provide atmosphere and show off the surrounding plants.
▪ Working at Arky, Freed provided an atmosphere that encouraged me to express my feminism in daily professional dealings.
▪ His task is to provide a safe atmosphere of love for the mask to be dropped.
▪ Similarly, the war provided a receptive atmosphere for a reappraisal of the economic and recreational role of the countryside.
▪ To be successful the hotel will provide a friendly atmosphere, good service and the personal touch.
▪ At least the stereophonic crickets to provide atmosphere chirped to order.
▪ To provide an effective working atmosphere, the number of participants will be limited to approximately 50.
▪ The Market Square is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern combining to provide atmosphere and charm.
▪ As usual he gave no indication about when he would be coming back, but nevertheless a relaxed atmosphere soon developed.
▪ Organizers made it a point to include music and poetry to help relax the atmosphere and lure more students.
▪ As it opened, the cool relaxed atmosphere of executive luxury mixed with an international flair.
▪ This creates a positive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere where staff have time for students and students enjoy learning.
▪ Sacks of asbestos fibre had been opened in the factory, releasing dust into the atmosphere.
▪ Officials said they expect that no radioactivity will be released into the atmosphere.
▪ It is understood samples taken for analysis showed three times more iodine 129 than permitted was released into the atmosphere.
▪ Examples of chemical poisoning include chlorine-based materials released into the atmosphere.
▪ Modern equipment is extremely complex and some systems have up to seven separate cleaning stages before any gas is released into the atmosphere.
▪ So we ordered another Guinness and soaked up the atmosphere some more.
▪ He was here to soak in the atmosphere of the place.
▪ When the sound of high-flying aircraft began to soak into the atmosphere people stopped talking but looked more interested than afraid.
▪ I was just soaking up the atmosphere.
▪ In spite of his expressed desire to soak up atmosphere, he did not feel at home there.
heavy silence/atmosphere
▪ A heavy silence fell upon the room.
▪ A heavy silence sank down on them.
▪ For at least two minutes a heavy silence filled the hut.
▪ He has a ready supply, and despite the heavy atmosphere and flat light it carries us out to Langdale.
▪ Most unwillingly they went and stood before the hero in heavy silence.
▪ Not a bird, not an insect, not a zephyr relieves that hot, heavy silence.
▪ She knew that if she didn't speak Carla would get more and more nervous, eventually breaking the heavy silence herself.
▪ There is sun, heavy silence, a pervasive scent of parched vegetation, a lizard materialized on a rock.
hothouse atmosphere/environment etc
you could cut the atmosphere with a knife
you could cut the atmosphere/air/tension with a knife
▪ Dim lighting creates a relaxing atmosphere.
▪ The atmosphere in the meeting was tense.
▪ the heated atmosphere of the House of Commons
▪ The new owners have tried to give the restaurant a more family-friendly atmosphere.
▪ We're trying to create an atmosphere of trust between management and staff.
▪ Not so long ago he had been uncomfortable in the atmosphere of the seemingly unbridled physicality of Dunham dancing.
▪ The atmosphere on board the Confederate flagship, the ram Tennessee, was altogether different.
▪ The colour although simple does give a feeling of the atmosphere and time of year.
▪ The important differences were in the atmosphere.
▪ The wine mellowed the atmosphere between them, and Blanche felt less hurried than the week before to extract information from him.
▪ We can no longer treat the atmosphere above us like a dustbin, and the seas around us like a sewer.
▪ Why does Venus have a hellish hothouse of an atmosphere and the Moon have no atmosphere at all?
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Atmosphere \At"mos*phere\, n. [Gr. ? vapor (akin to Skr. [=a]tman breath, soul, G. athem breath) + ? sphere: cf. F. atmosph[`e]re. See Sphere.]

  1. (Physics)

    1. The whole mass of a["e]riform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars.

    2. Any gaseous envelope or medium.

      An atmosphere of cold oxygen.

  2. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies.

  3. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 1

  4. 7 lbs. to the sq. inch.

    Hydrogen was liquefied under a pressure of 650 atmospheres.

    4. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.

    The chillest of social atmospheres.

  5. The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1630s, atmosphaera (modern form from 1670s), from Modern Latin atmosphaera, from atmo-, comb. form of Greek atmos "vapor, steam" + spharia "sphere" (see sphere). Greek atmos is from PIE *awet-mo-, from root *wet- (1) "to blow" (also "to inspire, spiritually arouse;" see wood (adj.)). First used in English in connection with the Moon, which, as it turns out, practically doesn't have one.\nIt is observed in the solary eclipses, that there is sometimes a great trepidation about the body of the moon, from which we may likewise argue an atmosphaera, since we cannot well conceive what so probable a cause there should be of such an appearance as this, Quod radii solares a vaporibus lunam ambitntibus fuerint intercisi, that the sun-beams were broken and refracted by the vapours that encompassed the moon. [Rev. John Wilkins, "Discovery of New World or Discourse tending to prove that it probable there may be another World in the Moon," 1638] \n\nFigurative sense of "surrounding influence, mental or moral environment" is c.1800.


n. 1 The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body. 2 The air in a particular place. 3 The mood or feeling in a situation. 4 A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)

  1. n. a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there was an atmosphere of excitement" [syn: ambiance, ambience]

  2. a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees centigrade [syn: standard atmosphere, atm, standard pressure]

  3. the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to the air" [syn: air]

  4. the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was thick with fog" [syn: atmospheric state]

  5. the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  6. a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance" [syn: air, aura]

Atmosphere (disambiguation)

An atmosphere is a gas layer around a celestial body.

Atmosphere may also refer to:

  • Atmosphere (unit), a unit of pressure
  • Atmosphere of Earth
  • Extraterrestrial atmospheres
  • Stellar atmosphere

An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body, that is held in place by the gravity of that body. An atmosphere is more likely to be retained if its gravity is high and the atmosphere's temperature is low.

The atmosphere of Earth is mostly composed of nitrogen. It also contains oxygen used by most organisms for respiration and carbon dioxide used by plants, algae and cyanobacteria for photosynthesis. The atmosphere helps protect living organisms from genetic damage by solar ultraviolet radiation, solar wind and cosmic rays. Its current composition is the product of billions of years of biochemical modification of the paleoatmosphere by living organisms.

The term stellar atmosphere describes the outer region of a star, and typically includes the portion starting from the opaque photosphere outwards. Stars with sufficiently low temperatures may form compound molecules in their outer atmosphere.

Atmosphere (music group)

Atmosphere is an American hip hop duo from Minneapolis, Minnesota, consisting of rapper Slug (Sean Daley) and DJ/ producer Ant (Anthony Davis). Since its formation in 1989, the group has released eight studio albums and ten extended plays.

Atmosphere (unit)

The standard atmosphere (symbol: atm) is a unit of pressure defined as . It is sometimes used as a reference or standard pressure.

Atmosphere (Polish band)

Atmosphere is a rock band established in 1993 in Leszno, Poland. Marcin Rozynek was a member of Atmosphere until 2000.

Atmosphere (Atmosphere album)

Atmosphere is the first album by Polish rock band Atmosphere. It was released in 1997.

Atmosphere (Sevenglory album)

Atmosphere is the second album by Sevenglory. It was released on October 30, 2007 through 7Spin Music.

Atmosphere (architecture and spatial design)

In architecture and spatial design, atmosphere refers to the sensorial qualities that a space emits. Atmosphere is an immediate form of physical perception, and is recognised through emotional sensibility. Architects and designers use the notion of atmosphere to argue that architecture and space is designed and built for people to use and experience. Peter Zumthor in his book Atmospheres constitutes architectural atmospheres as "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty...under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way".

Atmosphere (Eloy Fritsch album)

Atmosphere: Electronic Suite is an album by Eloy Fritsch, a keyboard player known for his work in the progressive rock group Apocalypse. As a solo artist he creates cosmic electronic music. The closest comparison would be probably Vangelis, if considering his early work, which included many analogue instruments. Nevertheless, Fritsch has found his own style within melodic Electronic music framework. The opus reveals once again Fritsch’s ecological convictions: he presently defends the virtues of the gas envelope that allow everyone to live on Earth: the Atmosphere, a theme which is carried over to the album art featuring a cloud formation juxtaposed with outer space. The music is sweeping, majestic, and at times orchestral. It moves from clear melodic themes that are somewhat earthly to the more experimental out-there stuff in the middle of the album, only to return to anthemic epicness by the end.

Atmosphere (Joy Division song)

"Atmosphere" is a song by English post-punk band Joy Division. It was originally released in March 1980 by record label Sordide Sentimental as "Licht und Blindheit", a France-only limited edition single featuring the track "Dead Souls" as the B-side. Following Ian Curtis's death two months later, it was re-released as a 12" single by record label Factory with " She's Lost Control" as the B-side.

The single was re-released in 1988 to coincide with the release of the compilation album Substance, and a music video was produced for the song.

Atmosphere (Kaskade album)

Atmosphere is the eighth studio album of American house DJ and electronic dance music producer Kaskade. It was released in the United States and Canada on September 10, 2013 through Ultra Records.

Atmosphere (Kaskade song)

"Atmosphere" is a song by the American record producer Kaskade. It was released on 10 June 2013, through Ultra Music, as the second single from his tenth studio album Atmosphere. The song was nominated for the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

Atmosphere (journal)

Atmosphere is a monthly peer-reviewed open access scientific journal covering research related to the Earth`s atmosphere. The journal is published by MDPI and was established in 2010. The founding editor-in-chief was Daniela Jacob ( Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology) until 2014. The current editor-in-chief is Robert Talbot ( University of Houston).

Usage examples of "atmosphere".

While the acousticians usually came to work in jackets and ties, the atmosphere on the computer side was decidedly more relaxed.

Only noblemen possess the finesse and acuity required to learn the skills of governing eotaurs and the fickle currents of the atmosphere.

The silvery aeroplane was rushing through the atmosphere at a great rate.

From the twenty-sixth of August to the second of September, that is from the battle of Borodino to the entry of the French into Moscow, during the whole of that agitating, memorable week, there had been the extraordinary autumn weather that always comes as a surprise, when the sun hangs low and gives more heat than in spring, when everything shines so brightly in the rare clear atmosphere that the eyes smart, when the lungs are strengthened and refreshed by inhaling the aromatic autumn air, when even the nights are warm, and when in those dark warm nights, golden stars startle and delight us continually by falling from the sky.

When the agriculturists of China struck to obtain a reasonable allowance of electric power for their tillage, Gordelpus affected them with an evil atmosphere, so that they choked and died in thousands.

The only way to water the crops was to somehow extract enough moisture from the airsome was available, but difficult to isolate, especially with very small natural temperature changes in the Maracandan atmosphere.

Behind them, the sage continued his chant, reciting slokas upon slokas, the mantras seeming to change the very texture of the air they breathed, infusing their lungs with raw, pure energy drawn down from the akasa to replace the foul atmosphere of the Bhayanak-van.

White Album in 1968 and reflects the dissension and troubled atmosphere within the band at the time.

As the aeroplane tore higher into the thin atmosphere, out of the window Mandelstim could see the many, many camps, each a white clearing in the forest, like patches of nervous alopecia in a dark green beard.

But if the relation of liquids to their vapors be that here shadowed forth, if in both cases the molecule asserts itself to be the dominant factor, then the dispersion of the water of our seas and rivers, as invisible aqueous vapor in our atmosphere, does not annul the action of the molecules on solar and terrestrial heat.

If our lungs find in the atmosphere the aliment they need, it is thanks to the inconceivably incoherent forests of arborescent fern.

Archbishop Tanuk smothered his impatience as his shuttle entered the atmosphere of his new archbishopric, but try as he might, he could not suppress his pride.

Conscious that the human organism, normally capable of sustaining an atmospheric pressure of 19 tons, when elevated to a considerable altitude in the terrestrial atmosphere suffered with arithmetical progression of intensity, according as the line of demarcation between troposphere and stratosphere was approximated from nasal hemorrhage, impeded respiration and vertigo, when proposing this problem for solution, he had conjectured as a working hypothesis which could not be proved impossible that a more adaptable and differently anatomically constructed race of beings might subsist otherwise under Martian, Mercurial, Veneral, Jovian, Saturnian, Neptunian or Uranian sufficient and equivalent conditions, though an apogean humanity of beings created in varying forms with finite differences resulting similar to the whole and to one another would probably there as here remain inalterably and inalienably attached to vanities, to vanities of vanities and to all that is vanity.

Other authors had postulated massive conflagrations in the atmosphere or simple asphyxiation near the coast.

The young wife, who had snapped her bonds asunder, breathed voluptuously in this atmosphere.