- The stratosphere is a layer of the atmosphere between the troposphere and the mesosphere, or the highest level of a profession.
- The layer of the atmosphere approximately 31 miles above the surface of the Earth is an example of stratosphere.
- Starring in a blockbuster movie and winning an Oscar is an example of the acting stratosphere.
- the atmospheric zone or shell located above the tropopause at an altitude of c. 20 to 50 km (c. 12 to 31 mi) and characterized by an increase in temperature with increasing altitude
- any extremely high point, place, or level
Origin of stratosphereFrench stratosphère ; from Modern Latin stratum, stratum + French sphère, sphere
- The region of the atmosphere above the troposphere and below the mesosphere.
- An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale: business expenses in the stratosphere.
Origin of stratosphereFrench stratosphère : Latin strātus, a spreading out; see stratus + -sphère, sphere (from Old French espere; see sphere).
- 1909, Eduard Suess [aut.], Hertha Beatrice Coryn Sollas and William Johnson Sollas [trs.], The Face of the Earth (Oxford, at the Clarendon Press), volume 4, chapter 15, page 546
- The stratosphere, or younger sedimentary envelope has been formed almost entirely at the expense of the Sal envelope.
- (meteorology) The region of the uppermost atmosphere where temperature increases along with the altitude due to the absorption of solar ultraviolet radiation by ozone. The stratosphere extends from the tropopause (10–15 kilometers) to approximately 50 kilometers, where it is succeeded by the mesosphere.
strato- + -sphere