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

 au·ra /ˈɔrə/

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

 au·ra /ˈɔrə/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Au·ra n.; pl. Auræ
 1. Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
 2. Med. The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air, rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom of epilepsy or hysterics.
 Electric aura, a supposed electric fluid, emanating from an electrified body, and forming a mass surrounding it, called the electric atmosphere. See Atmosphere, 2.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that
           precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a
           migraine attack or epileptic seizure
      2: an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a
         saint [syn: aureole, halo, nimbus, glory, gloriole]
      3: 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,
      [also: aurae (pl)]