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a combining form meaning “air,” used in the formation of compound words: atmosphere. combining form air or vapour: atmometer, atmosphere atmo- pref. Steam; vapor: atmosphere.
plural of (def 5). a bound collection of maps. a bound volume of charts, plates, or tables illustrating any subject. Anatomy. the first cervical vertebra, which supports the head. a size of drawing or writing paper, 26 × 34 or 33 inches. Also called telamon. Architecture. a sculptural figure of a man used as a […]
pertaining to the demigod Atlas. having the strength of Atlas: He was of monumental girth and Atlantean power. pertaining to Atlantis. Historical Examples He recalled feeding the five remaining cartridges into the magazine, then clapping on an Atlantean noble’s helmet. Astounding Stories, February, 1931 Various There was a sharp question from the Atlantean who had […]
an instrument for measuring the rate at which water evaporates. Historical Examples atmometer, at-mom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the rate of evaporation from a moist surface. Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various atmometer, an instrument for measuring the amount of evaporation from a moist surface in a given time. The […]