Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a crust, especially that of the earth or the moon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of crust; crustaceous.
  • Of or pertaining to a crustal.
  • noun 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.”

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Relating to a crust.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or forming a crust, especially the crust of the Earth or other planet etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of the crust of the earth or moon

Etymologies

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From crust +‎ -al.

Examples

  • 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

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  • Vertical tree trunks preserved in rock strata are evidence of continental type volcanos (as opposed to basaltic oceanic crustal volcanos).

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • GPS data represented by arrows showing present crustal movement directions and relative magnitudes.

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  • Vertical tree trunks preserved in rock strata are evidence of continental type volcanos (as opposed to basaltic oceanic crustal volcanos).

    Man made global warming? No way!

  • 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.

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  • The Pacific Ocean's crustal plate is sliding underneath the crustal plate Japan rests upon, he says, triggering the quakes.

    New quake disrupts power to cooling unit at nuclear plant

  • 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.

    Report: High chance of magnitude-7 or higher quake in Japan in coming days

  • 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).

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