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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ae·ri·al /ˈæriəl, ˈɛr; eˈɪriəl/

From: Network Terminology

 架空 空中

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 aerial, A·ë·ri·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aërial regions or currents; the aërial maneuvers of a fighter plane. Aërial spirits.” --Milton. Aërial voyages.” --Darwin.
 2. Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
 3. Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aërial spires.
 4. Growing, forming, living, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aërial rootlets, aërial plants; the aerial roots of a philodendron.
 5. Light as air; ethereal.
 Aerial acid, carbonic acid. [Obs.] --Ure.
 Aerial perspective. See Perspective.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: in or belonging to the air or operating (for or by means of
             aircraft or elevated cables) in the air; "aerial
             particles"; "small aerial creatures such as
             butterflies"; "aerial warfare"; "aerial photography";
             "aerial cable cars"
      2: growing in air; "aerial roots of a philodendron"
      3: characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as
         impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and
         aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle;
         "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather
         than ethereal forms" [syn: aeriform, airy, aery, ethereal]
      n 1: a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer [syn: forward
      2: an electrical device that sends or receives radio or
         television signals [syn: antenna, transmitting aerial]