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the stratospherenoun [S]

uk   /ˈstræt.ə.sfɪər/  us   /ˈstræ.t̬ə.sfɪr/ specialized
the ​layer of ​gasessurrounding the ​earth at a ​height of between 15 and 50 ​kilometres that is not ​affected by the ​weather and in which the ​temperatureincreases with ​height: During the 1980s, the ​amount of ​ozone in the stratosphere above ​Europedecreased by about eight ​percent.
(Definition of the stratosphere from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 平流层,同温层…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平流層,同溫層…
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