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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lithosphere  \Lith"o*sphere\,  n.  [Litho-  +  sphere.]  (Phys.  Geog.) 
  a  The  solid  earth  as  distinguished  from  its  fluid 
  envelopes,  the  hydrosphere  and  atmosphere. 
  b  The  outer  part  of  the  solid  earth,  the  portion  undergoing 
  change  through  the  gradual  transfer  of  material  by 
  volcanic  eruption,  the  circulation  of  underground  water, 
  and  the  process  of  erosion  and  deposition.  It  is 
  therefore,  regarded  as  a  third  mobile  envelope  comparable 
  with  the  hydrosphere  and  atmosphere. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lithosphere 
  n  :  the  solid  part  of  the  earth  [syn:  {geosphere}] 




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