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aerial Tweet Definition of aerial Like Definition of aerial on Facebook
noun
  1. A device for receiving or transmitting radio, television signals etc.
adjective
  1. of, or in, the air
AFC Tweet Definition of AFC Like Definition of AFC on Facebook
initialism
  1. Automatic Frequency Control. (radio technics)
  2. Adult Foster Care
  3. American Football Conference
  4. Additional Finance Charges
AM Tweet Definition of AM Like Definition of AM on Facebook
initialism
  1. (Sometimes lower case) From Latin ante meridiem, meaning "before noon (12:00)".
    • See also: A.M.
      1. Amplitude Modulation
    • Contrasted with FM
      1. Assembly Member, a title similar to MP, placed after the name of a Member of the Welsh National Assembly.
      2. Artium Magister or Master of Arts
anechoic Tweet Definition of anechoic Like Definition of anechoic on Facebook
adjective
  1. lacking echos
The basoonist settled into the chamber and prepared for another grueling recording session.
aspect ratio Tweet Definition of aspect ratio Like Definition of aspect ratio on Facebook
noun
  1. The ratio of an object's longest dimension to its next-longest dimension.
  2. The ratio of width to height in a flat surface or 2-dimensional abstract construction, such as an image, character, or pixel. 4:3 (or 1.33:1) is the standard ratio for NTSC video. 1.85:1 and 2.35:1 are the most common aspect ratios for motion pictures.
atmospherics Tweet Definition of atmospherics Like Definition of atmospherics on Facebook
noun
  1. radio interference caused by pulses of electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere as the result of lightning and other events (both natural and man-made)

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