- 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.
stratosphere definition by Webster's New World
- 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: French stratosphère ; from Modern Latin stratum, stratum plush French sphère, sphere
- stratospheric adjective
stratosphere definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: French stratosphère : Latin strātus, a spreading out; see stratus + -sphère, sphere (from Old French espere; see sphere).
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