aeropause
An upper region of the atmosphere, between the stratosphere and outer space, in which gas particles are so sparse as to provide almost no support for man's physiologic requirements or for vehicles that require air for burning fuel.

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aero·pause 'ar-ō-.pȯz, 'er- n the level above the earth's surface where the atmosphere becomes too thin to support aircraft and human life

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  • aeropause — [er′ō pôz΄, er′əpôz΄] n. [ AERO + PAUSE] a region at the upper level of the earth s atmosphere, regarded as the boundary between the atmosphere and outer space …   English World dictionary

  • aeropause — aeropauzė statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Zona, kurioje išnyksta atmosferos funkcinis poveikis žmogui ir orlaiviui. atitikmenys: angl. aeropause pranc. aéropause …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aéropause — aeropauzė statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Zona, kurioje išnyksta atmosferos funkcinis poveikis žmogui ir orlaiviui. atitikmenys: angl. aeropause pranc. aéropause …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aeropause — /air euh pawz /, n. Aeron. the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate. [1950 55; AERO + PAUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aeropause — noun The region of the atmosphere above which it is not possible for aircraft to fly …   Wiktionary

  • Aeropause — Ae|ro|pau|se, die; [zu griech. paũsis = Ende] (Physik, Meteorol.): Übergangszone zwischen der Erdatmosphäre u. dem Weltraum. * * * Ae|ro|pau|se, die; [zu griech. paũsis = Ende]: Übergangszone zwischen der Atmosphäre u. dem Weltraum …   Universal-Lexikon

  • aeropause — n. outer border of the earth s atmosphere beyond which it is presently impossible to conduct manned flights …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aeropause — A region of indeterminate limits in the upper atmosphere, considered a boundary or transition region between the denser portion of the atmosphere and space. The region in which the atmosphere is so tenuous as to have an almost negligible effect… …   Aviation dictionary

  • aeropause — aero·pause …   English syllables

  • aeropause — aer•o•pause [[t]ˈɛər əˌpɔz[/t]] n. aer. ars the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

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