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Atlantisnoun

according to legend, an island in the Atlantic Ocean that Plato said was swallowed by an earthquake

Atlasnoun

A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.

Atlantis

Atlantis (Ancient Greek: Ἀτλαντὶς νῆσος, Atlantis nesos, ) is a fictional island mentioned in an allegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, wherein it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges , the pseudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state in The Republic. In the story, Athens repels the Atlantean attack unlike any other nation of the known world, supposedly bearing witness to the superiority of Plato's concept of a state.

‘island of Atlas’; ‘Ancient Athens’;

Atlasnoun

A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.

Atlasnoun

A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.

Atlasnoun

(topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.

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Atlasnoun

(anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.

Atlasnoun

One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.

Atlasnoun

(architecture) A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.

Atlasnoun

(paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.

Atlasnoun

A rich satin fabric.

Atlasnoun

One who sustains a great burden.

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Atlasnoun

The first vertebra of the neck, articulating immediately with the skull, thus sustaining the globe of the head, whence the name.

Atlasnoun

A collection of maps in a volume

Atlasnoun

A volume of plates illustrating any subject.

Atlasnoun

A work in which subjects are exhibited in a tabular from or arrangement; as, an historical atlas.

Atlasnoun

A large, square folio, resembling a volume of maps; - called also atlas folio.

Atlasnoun

A drawing paper of large size. See under Paper, n.

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Atlasnoun

A rich kind of satin manufactured in India.

Atlasnoun

(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

Atlasnoun

a collection of maps in book form

Atlasnoun

the 1st cervical vertebra

Atlasnoun

a figure of a man used as a supporting column

Atlas

An atlas is a collection of maps; it is typically a bundle of maps of Earth or a region of Earth. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats.

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