Mohorovicic discontinuity


Mo·​ho·​ro·​vi·​cic discontinuity ˌmō-hə-ˈrō-və-ˌchich- How to pronounce Mohorovicic discontinuity (audio)
: moho

Examples of Mohorovicic discontinuity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the lithosphere is what’s known as the Mohorovicic discontinuity, or Moho (which is obviously cooler and easier to say). Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mohorovicic discontinuity was in 1936

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“Mohorovicic discontinuity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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