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noun atmosphere pronunciation in British English /ˈætməsˌfɪə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the air round the Earth or round 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 pubs 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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