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  1. an·ten·na
    IPA[anˈtenə]
  2. n. noun

    • 1. either of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, and some other arthropods.

    • 2. the faculty of instinctively detecting and interpreting subtle signs:

      he has the political antennae of a party whip
    • 3. a rod, wire, or other device used to transmit or receive radio or television signals.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: antenna, plural noun: antennae

    • noun

      either of a pair of long, thin sensory appendages on the heads of insects, crustaceans, and some other arthropods.

      the faculty of instinctively detecting and interpreting subtle signs:

    • n. noun

      a receiver or transmitter of electromagnetic energy, especially microwaves or radio waves, that consists of a reflector shaped like a shallow dish.
    • n. noun

      a highly directional radio antenna made of several short rods mounted across an insulating support and transmitting or receiving a narrow band of frequencies.
    • n. noun

      an antenna in the form of a long flexible wire or rod with a connection at one end.
    • noun

      a highly directional radio aerial made of several short rods mounted across an insulating support and transmitting or receiving a narrow band of frequencies.
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