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Definition of Aerosol

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liquid substance stored under pressure and released as a fine spray; container in which this is stored; tiny particle suspended in the atmosphere and carried by the wind (Ecology)
Aerosol Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
     roseola     areosol
WordNet 2.0

1. a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
(hypernym) cloud
(hyponym) fog
(derivation) aerosolize, aerosolise
2. a dispenser that forces a liquid out as a fine spray when a button is pressed
(synonym) aerosol container, aerosol can, aerosol bomb, spray can
(hypernym) dispenser
(hyponym) pepper spray
Aerosol Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
A liquid or solid composed of finely divided particles suspended in a gaseous medium. Examples of common aerosols are mist, fog, and smoke. (JP 3-11)
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Aerosol Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
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Compare with colloid .A colloid in which solid particles or liquid droplets are suspended in a gas. Smoke is an example of a solid aerosol; fog is an example of a liquid aerosol.
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
Suspension of liquid or solid particles in air or gas.
Electronics Terminology
Fluid or gas particles small enough to be airborne.
is a gaseous suspension of fine solid particles.
Aerosol Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An aerosol is a colloid of fine solid particles or liquid droplets, in air or another gas. Aerosols can be natural or artificial. Examples of natural aerosols are fog, forest exudates and geyser steam. Examples of artificial aerosols are haze, dust, particulate air pollutants and smoke. The liquid or solid particles have diameter mostly smaller than 1 µm or so; larger particles with a significant settling speed make the mixture a suspension, but the distinction is not clear-cut. In general conversation, aerosol usually refers to an aerosol spray that delivers a consumer product from a can or similar container. Other technological applications of aerosols include dispersal of pesticides, medical treatment of respiratory illnesses, and combustion technology. Diseases can also spread by means of small droplets in the breath, also called aerosols.

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Aerosol Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
Particulate matter, solid or liquid, larger than a molecule but small enough to remain suspended in the atmosphere. Natural sources include salt particles from sea spray, dust and clay particles as a result of weathering of rocks, both of which are carried upward by the wind. Aerosols can also originate as a result of human activities and are often considered pollutants. Aerosols are important in the atmosphere as nuclei for the condensation of water droplets and ice crystals, as participants in various chemical cycles, and as absorbers and scatters of solar radiation, thereby influencing the radiation budget of the Earth's climate system. See climate, particulate matter, sulfate aerosols.
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EPA Terms of Environment
A finely divided material suspended in air or other gaseous environment.
1. Small droplets or particles suspended in the atmosphere, typically containing sulfur. They are usually emitted naturally (e.g. in volcanic eruptions) and as the result of anthropogenic (human) activities such as burning fossil fuels. 2. The pressurized gas used to propel substances out of a container.
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Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Very small liquid or solid particles dispersed in air.
Aerosol Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
A fine spray or mist. An aerosol can be administered by a nebulizer and inhaled.
Lung Diseases Glossary
A solution of a drug that is made into a fine mist for inhalation.
Context: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
Sources: DHHS, NIH and NHLBI
CDC Tuberculosis Glossary
The droplet nuclei that are expelled by an infectious person (e.g., by coughing or sneezing); these droplet nuclei can remain suspended in the air and can transmit M. tuberculosis to other persons.
Aids Glossary
a fine mist; an aerosolized drug is administered as a fine spray that is inhaled into the lungs.