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

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

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

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

  5. [noun] the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body

  6. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: air, aura


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