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aeropause

[ air-uh-pawz ]
/ ˈɛər əˌpɔz /
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noun Aeronautics.

the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate.

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Origin of aeropause

First recorded in 1950–55; aero- + pause
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British Dictionary definitions for aeropause

aeropause
/ (ˈɛərəˌpɔːz) /

noun

the region of the upper atmosphere above which aircraft cannot fly
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