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Meaning of "exosphere" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EXOSPHERE

exosphere  [ˈɛksəʊˌsfɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXOSPHERE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Exosphere is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EXOSPHERE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Exosphere

The exosphere is a thin, atmosphere-like volume surrounding a planetary body where molecules are gravitationally bound to that body, but where the density is too low for them to behave as a gas by colliding with each other. In the case of bodies with substantial atmospheres, such as the Earth's atmosphere, the exosphere is the uppermost layer, where the atmosphere thins out and merges with interplanetary space. It is located directly above the thermosphere. Several moons, such as Earth's moon and the Galilean satellites, have exospheres without a denser atmosphere underneath. Here molecules are ejected from surface rocks and follow independent parabolic trajectories until they collide with the surface. Authors differ as to whether such moons are considered to have atmospheres or not. Smaller bodies such as asteroids, in which the molecules emitted from the surface escape to space, are not considered to have exospheres.

Definition of exosphere in the English dictionary

The definition of exosphere in the dictionary is the outermost layer of the earth's atmosphere. It extends from about 400 km above the earth's surface.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXOSPHERE


Anglosphere
ˈæŋɡləʊˌsfɪə
biosphere
ˈbaɪəˌsfɪə
blastosphere
ˈblæstəʊˌsfɪə
blogosphere
ˈblɒɡəˌsfɪə
chemosphere
ˈkɛməˌsfɪə
ecosphere
ˈiːkəʊˌsfɪə
geosphere
ˈdʒiːəʊˌsfɪə
heliosphere
ˈhiːlɪəʊˌsfɪə
hemisphere
ˈhɛmɪˌsfɪə
hydrosphere
ˈhaɪdrəˌsfɪə
infosphere
ˈɪnfəʊˌsfɪə
magnetosphere
mæɡˈniːtəʊˌsfɪə
mesosphere
ˈmɛsəʊˌsfɪə
microsphere
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌsfɪə
noosphere
ˈnəʊˌsfɪə
photosphere
ˈfəʊtəʊˌsfɪə
phyllosphere
ˈfɪləʊˌsfɪə
planisphere
ˈplænɪˌsfɪə
rhizosphere
ˈraɪzəʊˌsfɪə
stratosphere
ˈstrætəˌsfɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXOSPHERE

exorcize
exorcizer
exordia
exordial
exordium
exoskeletal
exoskeleton
exosmic
exosmosis
exosmotic
exospheric
exospherical
exosporal
exospore
exosporium
exosporous
exostoses
exostosis
exoteric
exoterical

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXOSPHERE

anywhere
armillary sphere
asthenosphere
atmosphere
bathysphere
celestial sphere
cerebral hemisphere
chromosphere
cosmosphere
eastern hemisphere
insphere
International Standard Atmosphere
ionosphere
lithosphere
northern hemisphere
southern hemisphere
sphere
thermosphere
Twittersphere
upper atmosphere
western hemisphere

Synonyms and antonyms of exosphere in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «exosphere» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXOSPHERE

Find out the translation of exosphere to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of exosphere from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «exosphere» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

外逸层
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

exosfera
570 millions of speakers

English

exosphere
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बहिर्मंडल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

exosphere
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

экзосфера
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exosfera
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক্সোস্ফিয়ার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exosphère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Exosphere
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Exosphäre
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

外気圏
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

exosphere
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Exosphere
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

exosphere
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எக்சோ அடுக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक्सोस्फीअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

exosphere
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esosfera
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Exosphere
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

екзосфера
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exosferei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

exosphere
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

eksosfeer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exosphere
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Exosphere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of exosphere

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOSPHERE»

The term «exosphere» is regularly used and occupies the 73.280 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXOSPHERE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about exosphere

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXOSPHERE»

Discover the use of exosphere in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to exosphere and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Physical Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy
The Exosphere If the runaway greenhouse effect explains Venus' atmosphere, why does Venus not have oceans' worth of water vapor in its atmosphere? Venus ' atmosphere is now 96 percent CO2; about 3.5 percent of the remainder is ...
Frank H. Shu, 1982
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Encyclopedia of the Solar System
The exosphere is an atmosphere so thin that its few atoms or molecules are unlikely to collide with one another. In Earth's atmosphere, the exosphere is the highest part of the atmosphere where the density of gas molecules is very low.
Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson, 2014
3
The Atmospheres of Mars and Venus
The fate of the photodissociation products is critically dependent on the rates of escape of atoms and molecules from the Martian exosphere. The escape rate is, in turn, critically dependent upon the exosphere temperature. The primary source  ...
Space Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, 1961
4
Elastic Lidar: Theory, Practice, and Analysis Methods
Exosphere. The exosphere is that part of the atmosphere farthest from the surface . where molecules from the atmosphere can overcome the pull of gravity and escape into outer space. The molecules of the atmosphere diffuse slowly into the  ...
Vladimir A. Kovalev, William E. Eichinger, 2004
5
Exploring Mercury: The Iron Planet
6.1 LIGHT EMITTING GASES In the space surrounding Mercury atoms rarely collide, and, therefore, it is properly termed an exosphere rather than an atmosphere where the atoms are in constant collision. For decades carbon dioxide (CO2) ...
Robert G. Strom, Ann L. Sprague, 2003
6
Sodium Ions in Mercury's Exosphere: Particle Tracing
So far, Mercury is not a well understood planet.
Jan Paral, 2007
7
Science of Earth Systems
UNIT. 2. The. Exosphere. Topics to be presented in this unit include: ♢ The Earth as a Planet ♢ The Moon, Earth's Closest Neighbor ♢ The Life of Stars ♢ The Sun ♢ The Solar System ♢ The Earth's Place in the Universe OVERVIEW The ...
Stephen D. Butz, 2002
8
Physics of the Earth’s Space Environment: An Introduction
This latter process, with its important consequences for the density distribution of the outermost atmosphere, will be discussed in more detail in the following section. 2.4 Exospheric Density Distribution The exosphere is the outermost envelope ...
Gerd Prölss, 2004
9
The MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
As will be discussed, the exosphere, magnetosphere, and surface of Mercury form a complex, interacting system whose properties and dynamics are still incompletely understood. Exosphere-surface interactions for many of the exospheric ...
D.L. Domingue, C.T. Russell, 2007
10
The Earth as a Distant Planet: A Rosetta Stone for the ...
The exosphere is the uppermost layer of the atmosphere, where collisions between particles are rare. Its lower boundary is estimated to be 500 to 1,000km above the Earth's surface, and its upper boundary at about 10,000km. It is only from ...
M. Vázquez, E. Pallé, P. Montañés Rodríguez, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXOSPHERE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term exosphere is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clearwater's Nicole Stott takes on art as post-NASA career
She remembers the feeling of knowing that her planet was miles behind her after bursting through the exosphere. She remembers yearning for ... «Tampabay.com, Jul 15»
2
Missing the simpler life: How technology has spoiled everything
With the aid of enormous hunks of GPS metal racing around the thermosphere or exosphere (I'm not certain which is correct…and sincerely do ... «Naples Herald, Jul 15»
3
Ready For Victory Set For Caulfield Guineas
... odds of $11 and is on the fifth line of betting behind Vancouver ($4), Pride Of Dubai ($6), Exosphere ($9) and Press Statement ($11). «HorseRacing.com.au, Jul 15»
4
Lifting the Veil on Pluto's Atmosphere
Both solar winds and UV radiation from the sun play a part in Pluto's atmosphere, particularly the upper atmosphere (the exosphere). «Space.com, Jul 15»
5
James: Is plate racing worth risk anymore for NASCAR, drivers?
3 Chevrolet looked like a space capsule dropped from the exosphere count as a success of safety innovations hastened since 2001 because a ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
6
Blood-red scars on Jupiter's moon Europa
The mission also detected clay-like minerals in the moon's icy crust and evidence for an exosphere - a thin atmosphere where molecules ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
7
NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Stays the Course to Pluto
... need to be patient until we start drawing any conclusions about surface composition or whether Pluto possesses clouds in its thin exosphere. «Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News, Jul 15»
8
J:Andrea Atzeni
Subcontinent was readily outpaced by Exosphere at Doncaster last time. The latter's trainer runs Wolverhampton maiden winner Hakka in this ... «Sportinglife.com, Jul 15»
9
New Photos Show a Two-Faced Pluto
... need to be patient until we start drawing any conclusions about surface composition or whether Pluto possesses clouds in its thin exosphere. «Discovery News, Jul 15»
10
Exosphere figures return to 2012 levels
Bespoke event agency Exosphere has reported gross profit of £244k, as its annual figures returned to levels seen in 2012. In accounts filed at ... «Meetpie, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Exosphere [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/exosphere>. Sep 2022 ».
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