Definition of continental crust in English:

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continental crust

noun

Geology
The relatively thick part of the earth’s crust which forms the large land masses. It is generally older and more complex than the oceanic crust.
Example sentences
  • 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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