Definitions for lithosphereˈlɪθ əˌsfɪər

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  1. lithosphere, geosphere(noun)

    the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle

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  1. lithosphere(Noun)

    The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates

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  1. Lithosphere

    The lithosphere is the rigid outermost shell of a rocky planet. On Earth, it comprises the crust and the portion of the upper mantle that behaves elastically on time scales of thousands of years or greater.


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