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accuracy n.  |  exactitude
closeness of a measured value to the true value

altruism n.  |  altruisme
behavior promoting benetifs for others without direct personal benefit

angiosperm n.  |  angiosperme
flowering plant

antarctic adj.  |  antarctique
pertaining to the southern polar regions, generally bounded by the Antarctic Circle

anthropic adj.  |  anthropique
related to humans

anthropogenic adj.  |  anthropogénique
caused by humans

apothecium n.  |  apothécie
reproductive dished organ of lichens

arctic adj.  |  arctique
pertaining to the northern polar regions, generally bounded by the Arctic Circle

asteroid n.  |  astéroïde
carbonate, silicate, or metallic spatial body orbiting the Sun located mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

atmospheric deposition n.  |  dépôt atmosphérique
wet or dry transfer of matter from the atmosphere to the continental or oceanic surfaces

aurora n.  |  aurore polaire
luminous phenomenon in the upper atmosphere observed in polar regions