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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).]
(Physical Geography) the atmospheric layer lying between the troposphere and the mesosphere, in which temperature generally increases with height
stratospheric, ˌstratoˈspherical adj
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.
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 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
The layer of atmosphere that lies above the tropopause and is about 15.5 mi (25km) thick.
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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