ozone hole
noun Date: 1986 an area of the ozone layer (as near the south pole) that is seasonally depleted of ozone

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  • ozone hole — ► NOUN ▪ a region of marked thinning of the ozone layer in high latitudes, chiefly in winter, due to CFCs and other atmospheric pollutants …   English terms dictionary

  • ozone hole — noun an area of the ozone layer (near the poles) that is seasonally depleted of ozone • Hypernyms: ↑hole • Part Holonyms: ↑ozone layer, ↑ozonosphere * * * noun, pl ⋯ holes [count] : an area of the ozone layer where there is very little ozone * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ozone hole — noun A region of the stratosphere over Antarctica (and a smaller one over the Arctic) that is depleted of ozone in the local spring. Callis says that the ozone hole now developing over the Antarctic is as deep as last years hole, but seems to… …   Wiktionary

  • ozone hole — /ˈoʊzoʊn ˌhoʊl/ (say ohzohn .hohl) noun a loss in the concentration of ozone in some part of the ozone layer: *This year s South Pole ozone hole spreads over about 28 million square kilometres, an area three times larger than the land mass of the …   Australian English dictionary

  • ozone hole — o′zone hole n. mer any part of the ozone layer that has become depleted by atmospheric pollution, resulting in excess ultraviolet radiation passing through the atmosphere • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • ozone hole — any part of the ozone layer that has become depleted by atmospheric pollution, resulting in excess ultraviolet radiation passing through the atmosphere. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • ozone hole — noun a region of marked thinning of the ozone layer in high latitudes, chiefly in winter, due to CFCs and other atmospheric pollutants …   English new terms dictionary

  • Hole — or Holes may refer to: * a confined lack of structure in some part of an object * an individual section of a golf course * Black hole, an object with an immense gravitational field ** White hole, the time reversal of a black hole * Electron hole …   Wikipedia

  • Ozone depletion — Image of the largest Antarctic ozone hole ever recorded (September 2006) Ozone depletion describes two distinct but related phenomena observed since the late 1970s: a steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth s… …   Wikipedia

  • ozone — 01. The earth will receive more ultraviolet rays as the [ozone] is destroyed. 02. The destruction of the [ozone] has resulted in serious eye injury to sheep in the south of Argentina. 03. There is now a noticeable hole in the [ozone] over the… …   Grammatical examples in English

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