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

 at·mo·sphere /ˈætməˌsfɪr/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 at·mo·sphere /ˈætməˌsfɪ(ə)r/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 At·mos·phere n.
 1. Physics (a) The whole mass of aëriform fluid surrounding the earth; -- applied also to the gaseous envelope of any celestial orb, or other body; as, the atmosphere of Mars. (b) Any gaseous envelope or medium.
    An atmosphere of cold oxygen.   --Miller.
 2. A supposed medium around various bodies; as, electrical atmosphere, a medium formerly supposed to surround electrical bodies.
 3. The pressure or weight of the air at the sea level, on a unit of surface, or about 14.7 lbs. to the sq. inch.
    Hydrogen was liquefied under a pressure of 650 atmospheres.   --Lubbock.
 4. Any surrounding or pervading influence or condition.
    The chillest of social atmospheres.   --Hawthorne.
 5. The portion of air in any locality, or affected by a special physical or sanitary condition; as, the atmosphere of the room; a moist or noxious atmosphere.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a particular environment or surrounding influence; "there
           was an atmosphere of excitement" [syn: ambiance, ambience]
      2: a unit of pressure: the pressure that will support a column
         of mercury 760 mm high at sea level and 0 degrees
         centigrade [syn: standard atmosphere, atm, standard
      3: the mass of air surrounding the Earth; "there was great heat
         as the comet entered the atmosphere"; "it was exposed to
         the air" [syn: air]
      4: the weather or climate at some place; "the atmosphere was
         thick with fog" [syn: atmospheric state]
      5: the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
      6: a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or
         thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected
         air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's
         headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance" [syn: air,