the stratosphere

noun

Definition of the stratosphere

1 : the upper layer of the Earth's atmosphere that begins about 7 miles (11 kilometers) above the Earth's surface and ends about 30 miles (50 kilometers) above the Earth's surface
2 : a very high position, level, or amount Tuition at many colleges has soared into the stratosphere. His career is clearly headed for the stratosphere.

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“The stratosphere.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20stratosphere. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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