Definition of continental crust in English:

continental crust

Syllabification: con·ti·nen·tal crust

noun

Geology
  • The relatively thick part of the earth’s crust that forms the large landmasses. It is generally older and more complex than the oceanic crust.
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    • Enormous pressures are produced in this region, for the continental crust and the oceanic crust are moving toward each other.
    • In contrast to the continental crust, the oceanic crust is young, thin, and chemically magnesium-rich.
    • Fragment by fragment, formed in the beginning from island chains similar to modern-day volcanic island arcs, the continental crust was born, and so the external land cover of the planet.

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