e layer

e lay·er
E e


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee ley-er]
    • /i ˈleɪ ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee ley-er]
    • /i ˈleɪ ər/

Definitions of e layer words

  • noun e layer the radio-reflective ionospheric layer of maximum electron density, normally found at an altitude between 60 and 75 miles (100 and 120 km). 1
  • noun e layer a dense layer of ions in the E region of the ionosphere at an altitude of c. 100 km (c. 62 mi), capable of reflecting shortwave radio waves 0

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Origin of e layer

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35

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e layer popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 50% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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