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Definition of antenna noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(pl. antennae
    either of the two long thin parts on the heads of some insects and some animals that live in shells, used to feel and touch things with synonym feeler (figurative) The senator was praised for his acute political antennae (= ability to understand complicated political situations).
  2. 2 (antennas or antennae) (also aerial) a piece of equipment made of wire or long straight pieces of metal for receiving or sending radio and television signals radio antennas
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