(of a chemical element in the earth) having an affinity for the atmosphere, as neon or helium.
an atmophile element.
- Atmos clock
a brand of self-winding clock utilizing variations of temperature acting on a mercury thermometer to create an imbalance within the winding drum.
atmos. atmosphere atmospheric
the gaseous envelope surrounding the earth; the air. this medium at a given place. Astronomy. the gaseous envelope surrounding a heavenly body. Chemistry. any gaseous envelope or medium. a conventional unit of pressure, the normal pressure of the air at sea level, about 14.7 pounds per square inch (101.3 kilopascals), equal to the pressure exerted […]
an optical system used to simulate images of atmospheric phenomena, as cloud formations, storms, and day and night, on the inside of a dome. a building in which this projection system is used.