This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word lithosphere
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the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
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The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates
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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.