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Pronunciation: (ôr'u), [key]
pl. au•ras or, for 3, au•raePronunciation: (ôr'ē). [key]

1. a distinctive and pervasive quality or character; air; atmosphere: an aura of respectability; an aura of friendliness.
2. a subtly pervasive quality or atmosphere seen as emanating from a person, place, or thing.
3. Pathol.a sensation, as of lights or a current of warm or cold air, preceding an attack of migraine or epilepsy.


Pronunciation: (ôr'u), [key]
n. Class. Myth.
a companion of Artemis who bore twins to Dionysus. Zeus changed her into a spring because, in a fit of madness, she had killed one of her children.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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