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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device to receive information through the air. Also: One of the slender feelers on the head of an insect.

Usage examples (37)
  • The bug tilted one antenna toward me.
  • He had a special antenna for public relations
  • David mouthed the word antenna and pointed at the thing.
  • I haven't looked at the video, but I wouldn't naturally assume that the antenna is the barrel. for more
Tutoring comment
  • A radio's "antenna" (one) brings in sound signals, but an insect's "antennae" (plural, because they occur in pairs) collect information for survival.
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