In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
The colorless, odorless, tasteless mixture of gases that surrounds the Earth. Air consists of about 78 percent nitrogen and 21 percent oxygen, with the remaining part made up mainly of argon, carbon dioxide, neon, helium, methane, and krypton in decreasing order of volume. Air also contains varying amounts of water vapor, particulate matter such as dust and soot, and chemical pollutants.
(Chemistry) A component in a material system that is distinguished by chemical composition and/or physical state (solid, liquid or gas) and/or crystal structure. It is delineated from an adjoining phase by an abrupt change in one or more of those conditions.
An optical illusion in which the image of a distant object, as a ship or an oasis, is made to appear nearby, floating in air, inverted, etc.: it is caused by the refraction of light rays from the object through layers of air having different densities as the result of unequal temperature distributions
, which refers to the outward impression as contrasted with the inner reality, usually does not imply deception a semblance of order, while
is usually used of a deliberately misleading appearance under the guise of patriotism
, in this comparison, also refers to physical features, esp. to facial expression a man of morose aspect or to visual effect at a given time or place in spring the yard had a refreshing aspect
refer generally to the outward impression of a person or thing, but the former often implies mere show or pretense gave an appearance of honesty, and the latter (often in the plural) refers specifically to physical details the forlorn look of an abandoned house, good looks
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