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See also: atmosphère
- atmosphære (archaic)
- The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
- The air in a particular place.
- 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, →OCLC; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], , →OCLC, page 0016:
- Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
- (figuratively) The conditions (such as music, illumination etc.) that can influence the mood felt in an environment.
- (figuratively) The apparent mood felt in an environment.
- A unit of measurement for pressure equal to 101325 Pa (symbol: atm), approximately the atmospheric pressure at sea level.
- (television, film, uncountable) Extras in a scene who have no spoken lines.
- 2006, Los Angeles Magazine, volume 51, number 2, page 100:
- Central Casting is in the business of extras, also known as atmosphere or background actors […]
- 2013, Kerry Segrave, Extras of Early Hollywood: A History of the Crowd, 1913-1945, page 38:
- "It is estimated conservatively that there are some 50,000 would-be film extras in and around the celluloid capital, persons who would jump at the opportunity to appear as atmosphere in pictures," Scott concluded.
- 2015, William R. Phillippe, The Pastor's Diary:
- By the way, I discovered that we were not extras but background, as far as the director was concerned; and for the producer, we were atmosphere.
gases surrounding the Earth
air in a particular place
environment, conditions, ambience
mood or feeling
a unit of measurement for pressure