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Aerial is one of a group of words based on Greek aēr 'air' and therefore spelled aer-. Other words that begin with aer- include aerobic, aeroplane, and aerosol.
Definition of aerial
- 1another term for antenna (sense 2).jiggle the aerial on the radio
late 16th century (in the sense 'thin as air, imaginary'): via Latin aerius from Greek aerios (from aēr 'air') + -al