from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or characteristic of the stratosphere.
  • adjective Extremely or unreasonably high.

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  • adjective of or relating to the stratosphere
  • adjective by extension unusually or unreasonably high


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  • Not a single executive conceded any significant error in their use of bailout funds, overseeing mortgages or dealing with credit card holders, though Mack did concede a strategic corporate stumble shared by many institutions, namely the stratospheric leverage he'd operated under (32 times assets) during the heady days of easy money.

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  • Ultraviolet radiation is largely absorbed in the stratosphere, where it combines with ozone molecules to form what is known as stratospheric ozone.

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  • A proposal known as stratospheric aerosol insertion suggests that chemicals - sulfur dioxide, in this case - sprayed into the Earth's nearest atmospheric levels could bind with other chemicals to reflect sunlight from the Earth.

  • Clive Black at Shore Capital described the £1. 1bn price tag as "stratospheric".

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  • Then there also is a question of India's ability to control the kind of stratospheric growth it's experiencing, which is why it comes as no surprise that inflationary concerns loom.

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  • Earlier this week, Clive Black, of Shore Capital, described the price tag as "stratospheric".

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  • That is down significantly from the "stratospheric" numbers the president enjoyed here a year ago, he said.

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