A region of indeterminate limits in the upper atmosphere, considered a boundary or transition region between the denser portion of the atmosphere and space. The region in which the atmosphere is so tenuous as to have an almost negligible effect on fliers and aircraft and in which human physiological requirements become increasingly important in the design of aircraft and auxiliary equipment. This limit of the region is raised continuously as society advances in its knowledge of aeromedical and aeronautical design.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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  • aeropause — [er′ō pôz΄, er′əpôz΄] n. [ AERO + PAUSE] a region at the upper level of the earth s atmosphere, regarded as the boundary between the atmosphere and outer space …   English World dictionary

  • aeropause — aeropauzė statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Zona, kurioje išnyksta atmosferos funkcinis poveikis žmogui ir orlaiviui. atitikmenys: angl. aeropause pranc. aéropause …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • aeropause — /air euh pawz /, n. Aeron. the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate. [1950 55; AERO + PAUSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • aeropause — noun The region of the atmosphere above which it is not possible for aircraft to fly …   Wiktionary

  • aeropause — An upper region of the atmosphere, between the stratosphere and outer space, in which gas particles are so sparse as to provide almost no support for man s physiologic requirements or for vehicles that require air for burning fuel. * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aeropause — Ae|ro|pau|se, die; [zu griech. paũsis = Ende] (Physik, Meteorol.): Übergangszone zwischen der Erdatmosphäre u. dem Weltraum. * * * Ae|ro|pau|se, die; [zu griech. paũsis = Ende]: Übergangszone zwischen der Atmosphäre u. dem Weltraum …   Universal-Lexikon

  • aeropause — n. outer border of the earth s atmosphere beyond which it is presently impossible to conduct manned flights …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aeropause — aero·pause …   English syllables

  • aeropause — aer•o•pause [[t]ˈɛər əˌpɔz[/t]] n. aer. ars the indefinite boundary in the upper atmosphere beyond which the air is too thin for conventional aircraft to operate • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • aeropause — /ˈɛərəpɔz/ (say airruhpawz) noun a region of the upper atmosphere marking the boundary between the denser portion of the atmosphere and outer space, and in which functional effects of the atmosphere on humans and aircraft cease to exist …   Australian English dictionary

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