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Antena vs. Antenna: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on January 4, 2024
"Antena" is the incorrect spelling, whereas "antenna" is correct. An antenna is a device for receiving or transmitting radio waves.

Which is correct: Antena or Antenna

How to spell Antenna?

Antena is Incorrect

Antenna is Correct

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Key Differences

Use the mnemonic, "Ants need two 'n's to navigate," relating ants to their antennae.
Janet White
Jan 04, 2024
Associate "antenna" with "peninsula," both having a double 'n' in the middle.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024
Remember that "antenna" contains two 'n's, much like two antennae on an insect.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024
Visualize the double 'n' in "antenna" as two antennae standing side by side.
Huma Saeed
Jan 04, 2024
Think of "antenna" having the same number of 'n's as "tenna," forming a pair like two antennae.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024
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Antenna Definitions

A metallic device for sending or receiving radio waves.
The old radio's antenna was bent but still functional.
Huma Saeed
Dec 25, 2023
A feeler-like structure in various organisms for sensing.
The snail’s antenna touched the leaf, feeling its texture.
Janet White
Dec 25, 2023
Sensory appendages on the head of insects.
The butterfly's delicate antenna sensed the nearby flowers.
Sara Rehman
Dec 25, 2023
A structure in a cell phone for signal reception.
He extended his phone's antenna to get better reception.
Sara Rehman
Dec 25, 2023
Symbolic for intuition or sensitivity to signals.
She has an antenna for detecting subtle changes in mood.
Sara Rehman
Dec 25, 2023
(Zoology) One of the paired, flexible, segmented sensory appendages on the head of an insect, myriapod, or crustacean functioning primarily as an organ of touch.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
Something likened to this sensory appendage, as in function or form
Sensitive public relations antennae.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
A structure in a photosynthetic organism containing pigment molecules that absorb light energy and transfer it to a reaction center composed of proteins and pigments, where the light energy is converted into chemical energy.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
Pl. an·ten·nas A metallic apparatus for sending or receiving electromagnetic waves such as radio waves.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
A feeler organ on the head of an insect, crab, or other animal. 17
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
An apparatus to receive or transmit electromagnetic waves and convert respectively to or from an electrical signal.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
(figurative) The faculty of intuitive astuteness.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
(biochemistry) A fragment of an oligosaccharide
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
(nautical) The spar to which a lateen sail is attached, which is then hoisted up the mast.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
A movable, articulated organ of sensation, attached to the heads of insects and Crustacea. There are two in the former, and usually four in the latter. They are used as organs of touch, and in some species of Crustacea the cavity of the ear is situated near the basal joint. In insects, they are popularly called horns, and also feelers. The term in also applied to similar organs on the heads of other arthropods and of annelids.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
A metallic device, variously shaped, designed for the purpose of either transmitting or receiving radio waves, as for radio or television broadcasting, or for transmitting communication signals. Some types are: whip antenna, antenna tower, horn antenna, dish antenna, directional antenna and rabbit ears. See transmitter, receiver.
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
An electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
Sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ;
He had a special antenna for public relations
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023
One of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste
Sara Rehman
Dec 23, 2023

FAQs

What is the root word of antenna?

The root word is the Latin 'antenna,' meaning sail yard.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 04, 2024

Why is it called antenna?

Derived from Latin 'antenna,' originally meaning sail yard, adopted into English for its similarity to insect antennae.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is the pronunciation of antenna?

Pronounced as /ænˈtɛnə/ (an-TEN-uh).
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is the verb form of antenna?

There is no verb form of "antenna."
Huma Saeed
Jan 04, 2024

Which vowel is used before antenna?

The vowel 'e' is used before the double 'n' in antenna.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is the singular form of antenna?

The singular form is "antenna."
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

What is the plural form of antenna?

The plural form is "antennae" or "antennas."
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

Which preposition is used with antenna?

Prepositions like 'on,' 'with,' and 'for' are used (e.g., 'antenna on the roof').
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna a noun or adjective?

Antenna is primarily a noun.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

Which conjunction is used with antenna?

Conjunctions like 'and' or 'or' can be used (e.g., 'antenna and cable').
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

How is antenna used in a sentence?

"The car's antenna was strong enough to pick up distant radio stations."
Janet White
Jan 04, 2024

Which article is used with antenna?

Both 'the' and 'a/an' can be used depending on context.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna an adverb?

No, antenna is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna a negative or positive word?

It's neutral; context defines its connotation.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna a countable noun?

Yes, antenna is a countable noun.
Janet White
Jan 04, 2024

Is the word antenna imperative?

No, it's not an imperative form.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

What part of speech is antenna?

It's a noun.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is the opposite of antenna?

There's no direct opposite, but one could consider a receiver as functionally opposite.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

What is the third form of antenna?

Antenna doesn't have a third form.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete noun.
Harlon Moss
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

Is the antenna term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is a stressed syllable in antenna?

The second syllable 'ten' is stressed.
Janet White
Jan 04, 2024

Which determiner is used with antenna?

Determiners like 'the,' 'a,' or 'this' can be used.
Aimie Carlson
Jan 04, 2024

What is the first form of antenna?

The first form is "antenna" (noun).
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

Is antenna a vowel or consonant?

The word contains both vowels and consonants.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

How many syllables are in antenna?

There are three syllables in 'antenna.'
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

How do we divide antenna into syllables?

It's divided as 'an-ten-na.'
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is another term for antenna?

"Aerial" is another term for antenna.
Sara Rehman
Jan 04, 2024

What is the second form of antenna?

There is no second form; it's not a verb.
Janet White
Jan 04, 2024
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