continental plate

  • 1 continental plate — noun A plate (qv) of the lithosphere • • • Main Entry: ↑continent …

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  • 2 continental plate — /kɒntəˈnɛntəl pleɪt/ (say kontuh nentuhl playt) noun Geology that part of a tectonic plate which lies underneath a continent; thicker and less dense than an oceanic plate …

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  • 3 continental plate —   a segment of the earth crust made up of sial. Found mostly, but not exclusively, above sea level …

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  • 4 continental shelf —   shallow sea floor fringing continents. That part of the continental plate that is currently flooded due to modern sea levels …

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  • 5 plate tectonics — plate tectonic, adj. Geol. a theory of global tectonics in which the lithosphere is divided into a number of crustal plates, each of which moves on the plastic asthenosphere more or less independently to collide with, slide under, or move past… …

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  • 6 Continental Can Company — (CCC) was an American producer of metal containers and packaging company. The Continental Can Company was founded by Edwin Norton[1] T.G. Cranwell in 1904,[2] three years after the formation of its greatest rival, American Can Company.[2]… …

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  • 7 Continental (currency) — Continental currency was a paper currency issued by the Continental Congress, after the Revolutionary War began in 1775. Eric P. Newman, a leading authority on the early paper money of America, distinguishes between Continental Currency, issued… …

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  • 8 continental — continental, ale, aux [ kɔ̃tinɑ̃tal, o ] adj. • 1773; de 2. continent 1 ♦ Relatif à un continent. Climat continental, des terres éloignées de l influence océanique (grands écarts de température; pluies assez fortes en été). Plateau continental :… …

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  • 9 Continental fragment — Continental crustal fragments, partially synonymous with microcontinents, are fragments of continents thought to have been broken off from the main continental mass forming distinct islands, possibly several hundred kilometers from their place of …

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  • 10 Continental Bank Building — at 30 Broad Street General information Type Banking, Brokering Address …

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  • 11 Continental drift — the movements of continents relative to each other across the Earth s surface; see {plate tectonics}. [PJC] …

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  • 12 plate tectonics — plate tectonics, n. (Geol.) A geological theory which holds that the crust of the earth (the lithosphere) is divided into a small number of large separate plates which float and move slowly around on the more plastic asthenosphere, breaking apart …

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  • 13 plate tectonics — plate′ tecton′ics n. gel a geologic theory that describes the earth s crust as divided into a number of rigid plates, movement of which accounts for such phenomena as continental drift and the distribution of earthquakes • Etymology: 1965–70… …

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  • 14 continental drift — n. the theory that continents slowly shift their positions as a result of currents in the molten rocks of the earth s mantle, plate tectonics, etc …

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  • 15 plate tectonics — n. Geol. the theory that the earth s surface consists of plates, or large crustal slabs, whose constant motion explains continental drift, mountain building, etc …

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  • 16 Plate tectonics — The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century …

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  • 17 continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …

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  • 18 Continental drift — This article is about the development of the continental drift hypothesis before 1958. For the contemporary theory, see plate tectonics. Antonio Snider Pellegrini s Illustration of the closed and opened Atlantic Ocean (1858). Continental drift is …

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  • 19 Continental collision — For general context, see Plate tectonics. Cartoon of a tectonic collision between two continents Continental collision is a phenomenon of the plate tectonics of Earth that occurs at convergent boundaries. Continental collision is a variation on… …

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  • 20 Continental crust — The thickness of the Earth s crust (km). The continental crust is the layer of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks which form the continents and the areas of shallow seabed close to their shores, known as continental shelves. This layer… …

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