- disturbances in reception, produced by natural electric discharges, as in a storm; static
- the phenomena producing these disturbances
- prevailing mood or influence
See atmospherics in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- (used with a sing. verb)
a. Electromagnetic radiation produced by natural phenomena such as lightning.
b. Radio interference produced by electromagnetic radiation. Also called sferics.
- (used with a pl. verb)
a. 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).
b. The mood or attitude so created.
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