Mohorovičićdiscontinuity


Mohorovičićdiscontinuity
Mo•ho•ro′vi•čić discontinu′ity
[[t]ˌmoʊ hɔˈroʊ və tʃɪtʃ, -hoʊ-[/t]] n.
gel the discontinuity between the crust and the mantle of the earth, occurring at depths that average about 22 mi. (35 km) beneath the continents and about 6 mi. (10 km) beneath the ocean floor
Also called, Mo•ho [[t]ˈmoʊ hoʊ[/t]] Etymology: 1935–40; after Andrija Mohorovičić (1857–1936), Croatian geophysicist, who discovered it

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Mohorovičićdiscontinuity — Mo·ho·ro·vi·čić discontinuity (mō hə rōʹvə chĭch) n. The boundary between the earth s crust and the underlying mantle, averaging 8 kilometers (5 miles) in depth under the oceans and 32 kilometers (20 miles) in depth under the continents.   [After …   Universalium