a combining form representing stratus, (stratocumulus) or specialized as a combining form of stratosphere (stratovision).
denoting stratus: stratocumulus
denoting the stratosphere: stratopause
noun, plural stratocracies. 1. government by the military. noun (pl) -cies 1. military rule
[strey-toh-kyoo-myuh-luh s, strat-oh-] /ˌstreɪ toʊˈkyu myə ləs, ˌstræt oʊ-/ noun, plural stratocumulus. 1. a cloud of a class characterized by large dark, rounded masses, usually in groups, lines, or waves, the individual elements being larger than those in altocumulus and the whole being at a lower altitude, usually below 8000 feet (2400 meters). stratocumulus /ˌstrætəʊˈkjuːmjʊləs; […]
noun, Meteorology. 1. the boundary or transition layer between the stratosphere and mesosphere. noun 1. (meteorol) the transitional zone of maximum temperature between the stratosphere and the mesosphere stratopause (strāt’ə-pôz’) The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere, located at an altitude of about 50 km (31 mi) above the Earth’s surface.
[strat-uh-sfeer] /ˈstræt əˌsfɪər/ noun 1. the region of the upper atmosphere extending upward from the tropopause to about 30 miles (50 km) above the earth, characterized by little vertical change in temperature. 2. (formerly) all of the earth’s atmosphere lying outside the troposphere. 3. any great height or degree, as the highest point of a […]