aeronomy[er än′ə mē]
aeronomy definition by Webster's New World
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the science dealing with the physics and chemistry of the upper atmosphere
Origin: aero- plush -nomy
aeronomy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The study of the upper atmosphere, especially of regions of ionized gas.
- aer·onˈo·mer noun
- aerˌo·nomˈic, aerˌo·nomˈi·cal adjective
- aer·onˈo·mist noun
aeronomy - Science Definition
The scientific study of the upper atmospheric regions of the Earth and other planets, where the ionization of gas takes place. Aeronomy is also concerned with the atmospheres around comets and satellites, or any other atmosphere where ionization, particularly of oxygen, takes place.