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aerial:

see antennaantenna
, in electronics, system of wires or other conductors used to transmit or receive radio or other electromagnetic waves (see radio); sometimes called an aerial. The idea of using an antenna was developed by Guglielmo Marconi (c.1897).
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, in electronics.

aerial

See antenna.

aerial

[′e·rē·əl]
(biology)
Of, in, or belonging to the air or atmosphere.
(electronics)
(ordnance)
Of or pertaining to operations in the air or to aircraft.
Of weapons or missiles used in aircraft or launched, dropped, or shot from aircraft.

aerial

1. of or relating to aircraft
2. the part of a radio or television system having any of various shapes, such as a dipole, Yagi, long-wire, or vertical aerial, by means of which radio waves are transmitted or received
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Henson and Sir George Cayley - had much weakened the public interest in the subject of aerial navigation.
Their undulating flight, graceful aerial curves, and the shading of their colours, attracted and charmed one's looks.
Not one, but many echoes had caught up the harsh and tuneless sound, untwisted its complicated threads, and found a thousand aerial harmonies in one stern trumpet tone.
there was her fiery chariot, and four huge winged serpents, wriggling and twisting in the air, flourishing their tails higher than the top of the palace, and all ready to set off on an aerial journey.
Her figure was light, and possessed rather a character of aerial grace, than the usual rounded lines of earthly beauty; and her face was beaming more with the sentiments of the soul within, than with the ordinary charms of complexion and features.
A professor does not meet his pupil to see her dressed in satin and muslin, with hair perfumed and curled, neck scarcely shaded by aerial lace, round white arms circled with bracelets, feet dressed for the gliding dance.
I remember one adventurous little fellow--Too-Too was the rascal's name--who had built himself a sort of aerial baby-house in the picturesque tuft of a tree adjoining Marheyo's habitation.
The Frenchman, who was on his legs, in the act of springing from the sleigh, took an aerial flight also, much in the attitude which boys assume when they play leap-frog, and, flying off in a tangent to the curvature of his course, came into the snow-bank head foremost, w-here he remained, exhibiting two lathy legs on high, like scarecrows waving in a corn- field.