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at•mos•pher•ics



Pronunciation: (at"mus-fer'iks, -fēr'-), [key]
n.
1. (used with a pl. v.) Radio and Television.noise in a radio receiver or randomly distributed white spots or bands on the screen of a television receiver, caused by interference from natural electromagnetic disturbances in the atmosphere.
2. (used with a sing. v.) the study of such phenomena; sferics.
3. (used with a pl. v.) mood or atmosphere; ambience: The atmospherics of the conference were cordial.

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