air space

noun
the space in the atmosphere immediately above the earth
Syn: ↑airspace
Hypernyms: ↑space
Part Holonyms: ↑atmosphere, ↑air

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noun
1. : an enclosed space for or containing air: as
a. : space (as in a room) available for air for respiration
b. : a space between walls or in a wall to protect against dampness or to provide thermal insulation
c. : air sac 2a
d. : the space between the powder charge and projectile in a firearm
e. : a cavity containing air in the cellular tissue of a plant
2. usually airspace : the space lying above the earth or above a certain area of land or water; especially : the space lying above a nation and considered as under its jurisdiction

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1. a space occupied by air.
2. the amount of breathing air in a room or other enclosed space.
3. the region of the atmosphere above a municipality, state, or nation, over which it has jurisdiction.
4. the region of the atmosphere above a plot of ground, to which the owner has rights or access.
Also, airspace (for defs. 3, 4).
[1900-05]

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air space,
1. any more or less enclosed area or cavity containing air.
2. any gas-filled space found in the tissues of plants.
air|space «AIR SPAYS», noun.
1. space in the air, especially above a particular section of the earth: »

China protested that its airspace had been violated by foreign airplanes.

2. the limited space in the air occupied by a formation of aircraft.
3. the space used in an aerial maneuver.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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