Definitions for lithosphereˈlɪθ əˌsfɪər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the crust and upper mantle of the earth.
Origin of lithosphere:
the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates
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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