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upper air

noun Meteorology.
  1. the atmosphere above the lower portion of the troposphere.
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Origin of upper air

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of upper air

  • We are disabled and are being blown out to sea in the grip of an upper-air hurricane!

    The Motor Boys Over the Ocean

    Clarence Young

  • No, but a new and rare kind of upper-air mosquito has just alighted on your shoulder, spoke the professor, eagerly.

  • These made the upper-air half of the garden, the other half being assembled below.

    The Amateur Garden

    George W. Cable

  • Unfortunately their periods of seclusion are more prolonged than those of their upper-air distance.