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1. The lithosphere.
2. The lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere, considered as a single system.
3. Any of the layers of the earth.

ge′o·spher′ic adj.


(Geological Science) another name for lithosphere
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Noun1.geosphere - the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantlegeosphere - the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
layer - a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another
crust, Earth's crust - the outer layer of the Earth
earth, globe, world - the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on; "the Earth moves around the sun"; "he sailed around the world"
mantle - the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
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