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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
aerialaer‧i‧al1 /ˈeəriəl $ ˈer-/ ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  1 TTAfrom a plane an aerial attack aerial photographs an aerial view of the Three Gorges Dam project2 TTAin or moving through the air
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aerialEven a modest aerial explosion like the fifteen-megaton Tunguska event would utterly devastate a modern city.The Red Sea guide is illustrated with full colour aerial photographs with overlays showing suggested underwater routes.From these beginnings aerial photography has developed into one of the archaeologist's most valued aids.Getting started in aerial photography is sometimes a formidable hurdle.The intelligence officer then took the map to an expert in aerial photography who determined coordinates for the building.His people at the Pentagon pored over aerial photos and pinpointed targets 10,000 miles away.An aerial view of the approaches to Liverpool St station on 4 February 1989.
Related topics: Broadcasting
aerialaerial2 noun [countable]  1 TCBa piece of equipment for receiving or sending radio or television signals, usually consisting of a piece of metal or wire syn antenna American English2 aerials
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aerialTrickstick is based on a novel electrical effect, it uses the human body as an aerial to pick up mains hum.Many people will also need new aerials to receive the service.Manescu had noticed a network of aerials, wires and dishes mounted on the roof.We had to fight to make our way through as rifles, packs and radio aerials snagged on bushes and branches.At the 1987 election he was cocooned at Labour headquarters, surrounded by television screens, satellite aerials and endlessly insistent telephones.Damage to the aerial itself is covered under the Contents section of 2* - 5* policies.The roofs of every embassy and legation in London are draped with aerials of every size and shape.
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