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Meaning of LITHOSPHERE

Pronunciation:  'lithu`sfeer

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the solid part of the earth
 

LITHOSPHERE is a 11 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: geosphere
 
 See Also: core, crust, Earth, Earth's crust, Earth's surface, globe, layer, mantle, plate, surface, world

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Lith"o*sphere\, n. [Litho- + sphere.] (Phys. Geog.)
(a) The solid earth as distinguished from its fluid
    envelopes, the hydrosphere and atmosphere.
(b) The outer part of the solid earth, the portion undergoing
    change through the gradual transfer of material by
    volcanic eruption, the circulation of underground water,
    and the process of erosion and deposition. It is,
    therefore, regarded as a third mobile envelope comparable
    with the hydrosphere and atmosphere.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the hard outer layer of the earth.
 

 

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