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noun American English pronunciation: atmosphere /ˈætməˌsfɪr/ 
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pluralatmospheres

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  1. 1
    [countable] the air around the Earth or around another planet

    Saturn's moon, Titan, has an atmosphere mainly made of nitrogen.

    the atmosphere (=the Earth's atmosphere):

    The burning of fossil fuels results in the pollution of the atmosphere.

  2. 2
    [singular] the air inside a room or other place

    She doesn't like going to bars because of the smoky atmosphere.

  3. 3
    [singular] the mood or feeling that exists in a place and affects the people who are there

    After Joe left there was a more relaxed atmosphere at home.

    atmosphere of:

    There is an atmosphere of tension in the city today.

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