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aer·i·al  (?r-l, -?r-l)
1. Of, in, or caused by the air.
2. Existing or living in the air.
3. Reaching high into the air; lofty.
4. Suggestive of air, as in lightness; airy.
5. Unsubstantial; imaginary.
6. Of, for, or by means of aircraft: aerial photography.
7. Botany Growing or borne above the ground or water: aerial roots.
n. (?r-l)
A radio antenna, especially one suspended in or extending into the air.

[From Latin erius, from Greek erios, from r, air; see wer-1 in Indo-European roots.]

aerial  /ril/  adj. taking place in the air: The airplane did aerial tricks such as flying upside down. -n. aerialist. aerial

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