Antenna - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ænˈtenə|  American pronunciation of the word antenna
Brit.  |anˈtɛnə|  British pronunciation of the word antenna

noun

- an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals (syn: aerial)
- sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ(syn: feeler)

he had a special antenna for public relations

- one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste (syn: feeler)

Examples

he had a special antenna for public relations

The parts of a radio include the speaker, dials, and antenna.

Try to aim the antenna in the right direction.

The antenna was twisted out of shape.

He straightened the bent antenna.

The radio has a directional antenna.

The workmen fixed the antenna to the roof of the house.

There is a 15-foot arm supporting the antenna.

the antenna received signals with no directivity

Word forms

noun
singular: antenna
plural: antennae
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