geosphere

noun geo·sphere \ˈjē(ˌ)ō + ˌ-\

Definition of geosphere

  1. 1 :  the solid earth —distinguished from atmosphere and hydrosphere

  2. 2 :  one of the shells or spherical layers within the earth delimited above and below by discontinuities

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Origin and Etymology of geosphere

ge- + sphere


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