Stratosphere meaning

străt'ə-sfîr'
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.
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(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.
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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.

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An extremely high or the highest point or degree on a ranked scale.

Business expenses in the stratosphere.

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The region of the Earth's atmosphere extending from the tropopause to about 50 km (31 mi) above the Earth's surface. The stratosphere is characterized by the presence of ozone gas (in the ozone layer ) and by temperatures which rise slightly with altitude, due to the absorption of ultraviolet radiation.
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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.

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The region of the atmosphere above the troposphere and below the mesosphere.
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Any extremely high point, place, or level.
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Origin of stratosphere

  • French stratosphère Latin strātus a spreading out stratus -sphère sphere (from Old French espere sphere)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • strato- +"Ž -sphere
    From Wiktionary