from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Electromagnetic radiation produced by natural phenomena such as lightning.
- n. Radio interference produced by electromagnetic radiation. Also called sferics.
- n. Features, events, or statements intended to create a particular mood or attitude: "[This book] is full of fiction unconcerned with spooky atmospherics or suspense; most of the collection's stories are about cruel humans and the violence they commit” ( Ken Tucker).
- n. The mood or attitude so created.
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- n. radio interference caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere as the result of lightning and other events (both natural and man-made)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The study of atmospheres and of all their phenomena; meteorology.
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- n. a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
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Mr. Baker has raised plenty of money and run hard, but his inexperience with political atmospherics is reflected in steadily rising disapproval ratings.
Those changes included the restructuring of how contractors gather what is known as "atmospherics," like the tone of Friday sermons at a mosque, or the mood on the street of a village toward a local official or NATO.
And many of his troubles involve what political operatives call 'atmospherics' -- the very stuff a PR professional is supposed to manage.
Often they're dull and tell the interviewers little they didn't already know; sometimes, though, they give insight to "atmospherics" - how Afghan locals feel about US forces or the Taliban.
The contractors were supposed to provide only broad information about the political and tribal dynamics in the region - called "atmospherics" - and "force protection" information that might protect American troops from attack, the officials said.
The atmospherics are a very Dickensian prelude to some imminent human violence in Martin Chuzzlewit, published in 1844.
Final Fantasy), is sonically bigger than its predecessors, thanks in part to some swirly atmospherics from the Czech Symphony Strings.
"The bilateral relationship is still in deep trouble but the atmospherics are a bit better," said Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst who has advised the Obama administration on policy in the region.
Yet, although he does not have charts or graphs to prove it, Resnick, 27, insists that he also sees what the military calls changed "atmospherics": busy stores and streets, tea served to U.S. soldiers.
I would also recommend several books that capture some of the "atmospherics" of the era: