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Lithosphere

noun
1.
The solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle.  Synonym: geosphere.






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... globe-mass, and according to T. C. Chamberlin and R. D. Salisbury, in their Geology (1906), "the true conception is perhaps that the ocean basins and continental platforms are but the surface forms of great segments of the lithosphere, all of which crowd towards the centre, the stronger and heavier—the ocean basins—taking precedence and squeezing the weaker and lighter ones—the continents—between them." "The area of the most depressed, or master segments, ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2 - "Constantine Pavlovich" to "Convention" • Various



Words linked to "Lithosphere" :   surface, world, crust, Earth's crust, layer, mantle, earth, globe, Earth's surface



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