Oxygen vs Atmosphere - What's the difference?

oxygen | atmosphere |


As nouns the difference between oxygen and atmosphere

is that oxygen is a chemical element (symbol o) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 159994 while atmosphere is atmosphere.

oxygen

English

Noun

(wikipedia oxygen)
  • A chemical element (symbol O) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 15.9994.
  • Molecular oxygen (O2), a colorless, odorless gas at room temperature.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= In the News , passage=Oxygen' levels on Earth skyrocketed 2.4 billion years ago, when cyanobacteria evolved photosynthesis: the ability to convert water and carbon dioxide into carbohydrates and waste ' oxygen using solar energy. The evolutionary precursor of photosynthesis is still under debate, and a new study sheds light.}}
  • (medicine) A mixture of oxygen and other gases, administered to a patient to help him or her to breathe.
  • (countable) An atom of this element.
  • Derived terms

    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    Synonyms

    * sourstuff * when used as a packaging gas

    See also

    * ozone ----

    atmosphere

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The gases surrounding the Earth or any astronomical body.
  • The air in a particular place.
  • *
  • *:Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor;.
  • The mood or feeling in a situation.
  • A unit of measurement for pressure (symbol: atm)
  • Synonyms

    * (mood) air, ambiance, feeling, mood

    Meronyms

    * See also

    See also

    * ambiance, ambience * mood