atmospherics: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (at"mus-fer'iks, -fēr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. 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. the study of such phenomena; sferics.
  3. mood or atmosphere; ambience: The atmospherics of the conference were cordial.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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