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stratosphere (ˈstrætəˌsfɪə Pronunciation for stratosphere



  1. the atmospheric layer lying between the troposphere and the mesosphere, in which temperature generally increases with height

Derived Forms

stratospheric (ˌstrætəˈsfɛrɪk Pronunciation for stratospheric , ˌstratoˈspherical adjective

Example Sentences Including 'stratosphere'

As in the stratosphere , cooling in the mesosphere may be influencing the processes that create ozone holes.
New Scientist (1999)
Ozone depletion occurs rapidly in extreme cold, and the temperatures in the stratosphere now are minus 85 Celsius, said McElroy.
canada.com (2005)
She launched herself into the attack with a mighty hit which sent the ball soaring into the stratosphere.
Secombe, Fred Goodbye Curate
The children went off happily with their $30 and their ten game units -- their status somewhere in the stratosphere.
David Boyle AUTHENTICITY: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life (2003)
The glider flies at 50mph at sea level but will have to achieve 250mph to stay airborne in the thin air of the stratosphere.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
This dish, however, does not quite make it to the stratosphere.
Toronto Sun (2003)
We bought the house four years ago when already real estate in the Bay Area was shooting towards the stratosphere fuelled by Silicon Valley.
Stuart Harrison BETTER THAN THIS (2002)
When on summer nights the Borealis drooped its color on the stratosphere , they would be there.
Clive Barker SACRAMENT (2001)


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