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

  • noun The outermost layer of the atmosphere, between the mesosphere and interplanetary space, where air becomes extremely thin and temperatures increase steadily with altitude.

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  • noun layer of the Earth's atmosphere directly above the mesosphere and directly below the exosphere

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  • noun the atmospheric layer between the mesosphere and the exosphere

Etymologies

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thermo- + -sphere

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