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D layer

noun
1.
the lowest region of the ionosphere, characterized by mounting electron and ion density: exists, during the day only, from about 43 to 50 miles (70 to 80 km) altitude.
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Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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D region

noun
1.
the lowest region of the ionosphere, extending from a height of about 60 kilometres to about 90 kilometres: contains a low concentration of free electrons and reflects low-frequency radio waves See also ionosphere
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D layer  
See D region.
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