Definitions for lithosphereˈlɪθ əˌsfɪər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lith•o•sphereˈlɪθ əˌsfɪər(n.)

  1. the crust and upper mantle of the earth.

    Category: Geology

Origin of lithosphere:


lith`o•spher′ic-ˈsfɛr ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lithosphere, geosphere(noun)

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


  1. lithosphere(Noun)

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


  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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