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strat·o·sphere

 (străt′ə-sfîr′)
n.
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).]

stratosphere

(ˈstrætəˌsfɪə)
n
(Physical Geography) the atmospheric layer lying between the troposphere and the mesosphere, in which temperature generally increases with height
stratospheric, ˌstratoˈspherical adj

strat•o•sphere

(ˈstræt əˌsfɪər)

n.
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.
[1905–10; < German Stratosphäre (1901); see stratum, -o-, -sphere]
strat`o•spher′ic (-ˈsfɛr ɪk) adj.

strat·o·sphere

(străt′ə-sfîr′)
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.

stratosphere

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

stratosphere

The layer of atmosphere that lies above the tropopause and is about 15.5 mi (25km) thick.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
ozone layer, ozonosphere - a layer in the stratosphere (at approximately 20 miles) that contains a concentration of ozone sufficient to block most ultraviolet radiation from the sun
Translations

stratosphere

[ˈstrætəʊsfɪəʳ] Nestratosfera f

stratosphere

[ˈstrætəsfɪər] nstratosphère f

stratosphere

nStratosphäre f; to send something into the stratosphere (fig)etw astronomisch ansteigen lassen

stratosphere

[ˈstrætəʊˌsfɪəʳ] nstratosfera
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