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1. The region of the atmosphere above the troposphere and below the mesosphere.
2. An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale: business expenses in the stratosphere.
[French stratosphère : Latin strātus, a spreading out; see stratus + -sphère, sphere (from Old French espere; see sphere).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Physical Geography) the atmospheric layer lying between the troposphere and the mesosphere, in which temperature generally increases with height
stratospheric, ˌstratoˈspherical adj
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the region of the upper atmosphere extending upward from the tropopause to about 30 miles (50 km) above the earth, characterized by little vertical change in temperature.
2. any great height or degree.
strat`o•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk) adj.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
The layer of the Earth's atmosphere lying above the troposphere and below the mesosphere, from the tropopause to about 31 miles (50 kilometers) above the Earth's surface. In the stratosphere, temperatures rise slightly with altitude.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
the upper part of the earth’s atmosphere, characterized by an almost constant temperature throughout its altitude, which begins at about seven miles and continues to the ionosphere, at about 50 miles.See also: Atmosphere
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
The layer of atmosphere that lies above the tropopause and is about 15.5 mi (25km) thick.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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|Noun||1.||stratosphere - the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere|
layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
atmosphere - the envelope of gases surrounding any celestial body
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stratosphere[ˈstrætəʊsfɪəʳ] N → estratosfera f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
stratosphere[ˈstrætəsfɪər] n → stratosphère f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
stratosphere[ˈstrætəʊˌsfɪəʳ] n → stratosfera
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995