aerial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aerial characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle","aerial fancies","an airy apparition","physical rather than ethereal forms"
    • adj aerial existing or living or growing or operating in the air "aerial roots of a philodendron","aerial particles","small aerial creatures such as butterflies","aerial warfare","aerial photography","aerial cable cars"
    • n aerial a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
    • n aerial an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first aerial photograph was taken from a balloon during the U.S. civil war.
    • aerial Consisting of air; resembling, or partaking of the nature of air. Hence: Unsubstantial; unreal.
    • aerial Growing, forming, living, or existing in the air, as opposed to growing or existing in earth or water, or underground; as, aërial rootlets, aërial plants; the aerial roots of a philodendron.
    • aerial Light as air; ethereal.
    • aerial Of or pertaining to the air, or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; produced by or found in the air; performed in the air; as, aërial regions or currents; the aërial maneuvers of a fighter plane. "Aërial spirits.""Aërial voyages."
    • aerial operating or moving in the air.
    • aerial operating or operated overhead especially on elevated cables.
    • aerial Rising aloft in air; high; lofty; as, aërial spires.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aerial Belonging or pertaining to the air or atmosphere; inhabiting or frequenting the air; existing or happening in the air; produced by or in the air: as, aërial regions; aërial perspective; aërial songsters; aërial ascents.
    • aerial Consisting of air; partaking of the nature of air; airy; hence, unsubstantial; visionary: as, aërial beings; aërial fancies; an aërial castle.
    • aerial Reaching far into the air; high; lofty; elevated: as, aërial spires; an aërial flight.
    • aerial Possessed of a light and graceful beauty; ethereal.
    • aerial In botany, growing in the air, and independently of the soil, as epiphytes, or the adventitious roots of some trees: as, aërial orchids or roots.
    • aerial A name sometimes applied to systems of transportation by cars suspended from a rail or rope above them.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aerial ā-ēr′i-al belonging to the air: inhabiting or existing in the air: elevated, lofty, ethereal
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aërius,. See Air

Usage

In literature:

But as day grows and the sun swings up to its zenith, there comes a shift in the aerial currents.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Both the hoopoe and the roller are veritable aerial acrobats.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
He arrives in his aerial chariot, accompanied by Satyabhama and the Vidushaka.
"Tales from the Hindu Dramatists" by R. N. Dutta
We stood ready, our ears attentive to the aerial orchestra.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Not the least of the calculations in this activity was to screen every detail from aerial observation.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
Aerial warfare helped to bring about this consummation more speedily.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
The blimp is an aerial sea-scout.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
Had he seen some movement at the window to the right of the wires that led to the aerials?
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Neither of them left the telescopes for more than a few minutes during this aerial circumnavigation.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
How quickly the aerial tapestry woven by the orchestra of "Le Coq d'or" wears thin!
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
Allied to the water-horse were the horses upon which magicians in various lands were supposed to perform their aerial journeys.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
All the active life of bats certainly deserves to be called aerial.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
The roof was tangled with air-pipes, line-wire conduits, aerials, arterial systems of the ventilating and lighting devices.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
By the time the sun set, everything was in its place; and the aerial house was ready for sleeping in.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
A building of many levels, storied and winged, with spider bridges and aerial arcades connecting the wings.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
At last the art of aerial navigation was discovered in France, and in 1782 the first ascent was made.
"Up in the Clouds" by R.M. Ballantyne
But no hidden wire, no secret instruments, no skilfully concealed aerials were found.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
Slag and cinders and ashes, and you won't believe, and neither will I, that they came from the furnaces of vast aerial super-constructions.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
The seamen now worked quickly in rigging aerial wires in place.
"Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers" by H. Irving Hancock
This is how the Powers stood in aerial furnishing when the first shot was fired.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
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In poetry:

What visions and celestial scenes
I filled with aerial machines,
Montgolfier's and Mr. Green's!
Avitor!
"Avitor" by Francis Bret Harte
'Lo, though suns rise and set, but crosses stay,
I leave thee ever,' saith she, 'light of cheer.'
'Tis so: yon sky still thinks upon the Day,
And showers aerial blossoms on his bier.
"After-Strain" by Francis Thompson
‘T is but a wave, whose spreading circle beats,
With the same impulse, every nerve it meets,
Yet who shall count the varied shapes that ride
On the round surge of that aerial tide!
"The Bells" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ah me, my Friend! it will not, will not last,
This fairy scene, that cheats our youthful eyes;
The charm dissolves; th' aerial music's past;
The banquet ceases, and the vision flies.
"Elegy XI. He Complains How Soon the Pleasing Novelty of Life Is Over" by William Shenstone
A hand advancing strikes the bell!
That sound dissolves the magic spell,
And all the charm is gone!
The visionary landscape flies:
At once the aerial music dies;
In wilds you walk alone.
"Ode To a Young Lady" by John Logan
You would think the fury of aerial bombardment
Would rouse God to relent; the infinite spaces
Are still silent. He looks on shock-pried faces.
History, even, does not know what is meant.
"The Fury of Aerial Bombardment" by Richard Eberhart

In news:

MOLLY BARTELS / COURIER & PRESS Danila Bim, Julie Cameron and Lais Camila perform on the aerial hoops during Cirque du Soleil's show " Quidam " at the Ford Center in Evansville on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
An aerial view of the construction site for the Zayed National Museum in Saadiyaat Island, a development zone in Abu Dhabi.
Aerial Tour of Flood Damage.
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, located in a suburb of Houston, Texas just purchased a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in other words, they bought a hyped-up remote control helicopter — this thing is pretty badass actually.
An aerial view of the current Trinity Hospital site as seen in January 2008.
Virginia Tech are hoping a new laboratory will help develop advanced technology for unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles.
New Research Lab Will Develope Aerial Technology.
Researchers at Virginia Tech are developing advanced technology for unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles.
An earlier version of this story misstated the number of calves of the endangered right whale s spotted by aerial survey teams during the past winter.
Aerial without Limits Dance Collective takes their high-flying circus performance, outside.
Aerial photograph of lakes in the project area.
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A new aerial survey indicates that Mobile Bay lost nearly 1,400 acres of sea grass in recent years.
Crews continue to work on the new seawall as seen in this recent aerial photograph.
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In science:

They propose a semi-empirical law for µ(I ) which describes the whole set of data they report for both aerial and immersed granular flows [1, 4].
Friction and dilatancy in immersed granular matter
Fig. 2: An aerial photograph of the Milagrito site. The pond that housed Milagrito was empty when this photograph was taken. The utility building and electronics trailer are visible immediately to the left of the pond.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
Fig. 2: Aerial photograph of the Milagrito site. The pond that housed Milagrito was empty when this photograph was taken. The utility building and electronics trailer are visible immediately to the left of the pond.
Milagrito: a TeV air-shower array
Figure E.17: Aerial view of the Gran Sasso facilities.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
Applications range from sensor networks, where a group of autonomous agents has to collect information about a process by choosing maximally informative samples [1,2], to formation control of autonomous vehicles (e.g. unmanned aerial vehicles) [3,4].
Stabilization of Three-Dimensional Collective Motion
We have developed an interface which allows to perform rigorous electromagnetic field (EMF) simulations with the simulator JCMsuite and subsequent aerial imaging and resist simulations with the simulator Dr.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
As will be shown in the quantitative comparisons this combination of advanced lithography and aerial image simulation (Dr.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
LiTHO’s aerial image simulator generates the aerial image or resist image.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
From the simulated near fields and spectra we compute the aerial images and the process windows using Dr.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
From the aerial images, we compute the critical dimensions at a fixed threshold, CDx and CDy .
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
As can be seen from the table this corresponds to an accuracy of the aerial image CD’s of about 0.01 nm and an accuracy of the process window of about 0.1 nm defocus.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
This results in a difference between the methods of about 2 nm in aerial image CD’s and of about 20 nm in the process window (cf., Table 3).
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
CDx and CDy are aerial image CDs at fixed threshold (choosen such that CDx at highest FEM resolution is on target). ∆P W is the width of a rectangular process window with a fixed exposure ±2.0% in a plot of exposure versus defocus for CDx contours of the nominal CDx ±10%.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
Figure 6 a,b) shows corresponding aerial images, for near field computations with FEM and with WGM.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
Plotting the differences of the fields (Figure 6 c), one observes that difference of the aerial image is not randomly distributed but localized especially around the Z features and at the 65 nm contact holes and posts.
Benchmark of Rigorous Methods for Electromagnetic Field Simulations
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