from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The boundary between the troposphere and the stratosphere varying in altitude from approximately 8 kilometers (5 miles) at the poles to approximately 18 kilometers (11 miles) at the equator.
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- n. The zone of transition between the troposphere and the stratosphere (approximately 13 kilometers). The tropopause normally occurs at an altitude of between 25,000 and 45,000 feet in polar and temperate zones. It occurs at 55,000 feet in the tropics.
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- n. the region of discontinuity between the troposphere and the stratosphere
tropo- (“troposphere”) + -pause (“discontinuance”). (Wiktionary)