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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atmospheric  \At`mos*pher"ic\,  Atmospherical  \At`mos*pher"ic*al\, 
  a.  [Cf.  F.  atmosph['e]rique.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  atmosphere;  of  the  nature  of  or 
  resembling,  the  atmosphere;  as  atmospheric  air;  the 
  atmospheric  envelope  of  the  earth. 
 
  2.  Existing  in  the  atmosphere. 
 
  The  lower  atmospheric  current.  --Darwin. 
 
  3.  Caused,  or  operated  on  by  the  atmosphere;  as  an 
  atmospheric  effect;  an  atmospheric  engine. 
 
  4.  Dependent  on  the  atmosphere.  [R.] 
 
  In  am  so  atmospherical  a  creature.  --Pope. 
 
  {Atmospheric  engine},  a  steam  engine  whose  piston  descends  by 
  the  pressure  of  the  atmosphere,  when  the  steam  which 
  raised  it  is  condensed  within  the  cylinder.  --Tomlinson. 
 
  {Atmospheric  line}  (Steam  Engin.),  the  equilibrium  line  of  an 
  indicator  card.  Steam  is  expanded  ``down  to  the 
  atmosphere''  when  its  pressure  is  equal  to  that  of  the 
  atmosphere.  (See  {Indicator  card}.) 
 
  {Atmospheric  pressure},  the  pressure  exerted  by  the 
  atmosphere,  not  merely  downwards,  but  in  every  direction. 
  In  amounts  to  about  14.7  Ibs.  on  each  square  inch. 
 
  {Atmospheric  railway},  one  in  which  pneumatic  power,  obtained 
  from  compressed  air  or  the  creation  of  a  vacuum,  is  the 
  propelling  force. 
 
  {Atmospheric  tides}.  See  under  {Tide}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atmospherical 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  located  in  the  atmosphere;  "atmospheric 
  tests"  [syn:  {atmospheric}] 




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