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A region of the ionosphere, extending from about 90 to 150 kilometers (55 to 95 miles) above the earth and influencing long-distance communications by strongly reflecting radio waves in the range from one to three megahertz. Also called E region, Heaviside layer, Kennelly-Heaviside layer.
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(General Physics) another name for E region
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the radio-reflective ionospheric layer of maximum electron density, at an altitude of about 60 mi. (100 km).
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|Noun||1.||E layer - a region of the ionosphere (from 50 to 90 miles up) that reflects radio waves of medium length|
ionosphere - the outer region of the Earth's atmosphere; contains a high concentration of free electrons
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