American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a crust, especially that of the earth or the moon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of crust; crustaceous.
- Of or pertaining to a crustal.
- n. One of the superficial particles of any given order which collectively form the crust of a particle of another order; a term used by the translator of Swedenborg's “Principles of Natural Philosophy.”
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to a crust.
- adj. of or relating to or characteristic of the crust of the earth or moon
- From crust + -al. (Wiktionary)
“Another item of interest is that the magmas which feed the Hawaiian arc are pretty much exclusively basaltic, as would be expected from their deep-mantle origin, whereas the yellowstone magmas are of the granite/rhyolite/andesite (aka "crustal") varieties - which would appear anomalous - but at any rate, I wonder do they contain He and Ar in enriched amounts? report abuse”
“They're "the payload" - if we need to drive a palentologist and a crustal geologist around Mars a bunch, they're NSSA astronauts, even if a NSDA astronaut pilots the lander/ascent vehicle and tags along to help carry rocks back to the rover.”
“Japan's largest earthquake on record may have knocked the planet 3.9 inches off its axis as one crustal plate slid beneath another, Eric Fielding, a principal scientist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., told Bloomberg news agency.”
“Vertical tree trunks preserved in rock strata are evidence of continental type volcanos (as opposed to basaltic oceanic crustal volcanos).”
“The Pacific Ocean's crustal plate is sliding underneath the crustal plate Japan rests upon, he says, triggering the quakes.”
“Eventually the granite that forms the "basement" of our current continents formed in the crust, probably by fractional crystallization of lighter oxides of silicon and aluminum (accelerated by rapid mixing of crustal materials via subduction, remelting, and metamorphosis).”
“GPS data represented by arrows showing present crustal movement directions and relative magnitudes.”
“If I was a muslim about to build a mosque, I would certainly study the crustal movements of my potential mosque spot relative to that of Mecca, before building.”
“As to abiogenic hydrocarbons, it has been conclusively proven that they can form in deep crustal conditions.”
“I think it's more likely that crustal relaxation from the erosion of the ancient Appalachian Mountains is the probable cause.”
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