Lithosphere

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definition The solid portion of the Earth, as compared to the atmosphere and the hydrosphere. The lithosphere consists of semi-rigid plates that move relative to each other on the underlying asthenosphere. The process is known as plate tectonics and helps explain continental drift.
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