Lithosphere meaning

lĭthə-sfîr
The outer part of the Earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. It is about 55 km (34 mi) thick beneath the oceans and up to about 200 km (124 mi) thick beneath the continents. The high velocity with which seismic waves propagate through the lithosphere suggests that it is completely solid.
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Lithosphere is defined as the rock and crust surface that covers the Earth.

An example of lithosphere is the Rocky Mountain range in western North America.

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The outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) thick.
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The solid, rocky part of the earth; earth's crust.
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(geology) The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates.
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Origin of lithosphere

  • From litho- +"Ž -sphere

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