Definition of ozone layer in English:

ozone layer

Pronunciation /ˈōˌzōn ˈlāər/ /ˈoʊˌzoʊn ˈleɪər/

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noun

  • A layer in the earth's stratosphere at an altitude of about 6.2 miles (10 km) containing a high concentration of ozone, which absorbs most of the ultraviolet radiation reaching the earth from the sun.

    ‘In the absence of the ozone layer harmful ultraviolet radiation is able to reach the surface of the Earth in higher doses.’
    • ‘The ozone layer is extremely important as it strongly absorbs the ultraviolet radiation from the Sun.’
    • ‘It is possible that the increase in carbon dioxide will saturate the earth's oceans, causing damage to the ozone layer.’
    • ‘Every Antarctic spring, a hole appears over Antarctica in the stratospheric ozone layer.’
    • ‘The hole in the ozone layer was discovered by British scientists in Antarctica working on atmospheric physics.’