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aer·on·o·my

 (â-rŏn′ə-mē)
n.
The study of the upper atmosphere, especially of regions of ionized gas.

aer·on′o·mer n.
aer′o·nom′ic, aer′o·nom′i·cal adj.
aer·on′o·mist n.

aeronomy

(ɛəˈrɒnəmɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the science of the earth's upper atmosphere

ae•ron•o•my

(ɛəˈrɒn ə mi)

n.
the study of chemical and physical phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
[1955–60]
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