[moh-haw-roh-vuh-chich, -hoh-] /ˌmoʊ hɔˈroʊ və tʃɪtʃ, -hoʊ-/
the discontinuity between the crust and the mantle of the earth, occurring at depths that average about 22 miles (35 km) beneath the continents and about 6 miles (10 km) beneath the ocean floor.
short for Mohorovičić discontinuity
the boundary between the earth’s crust and mantle, across which there is a sudden change in the velocity of seismic waves Often shortened to Moho
The Mohorovičić discontinuity.
The boundary between the Earth’s crust and mantle, located at an average depth of 8 km (5 mi) under the oceans and 32 km (20 mi) under the continents. The velocity of seismic primary waves across this boundary changes abruptly from 6.7 to 7.2 km (4.1 to 4.5 mi) per second in the lower crust to 7.6 to 8.6 km (4.7 to 5.3 mi) per second in the upper mantle. The boundary is estimated to be between 0.2 and 3 km (0.1 and 1.9 mi) thick and is believed to coincide with a change in rock type from basalts (above) to peridotites and dunites (below). It is named after its discoverer, Croatian seismologist Andrija Mohorovičić (1857-1936).
[moh-hok] /ˈmoʊ hɒk/ noun 1. one of a group of aristocratic ruffians who attacked people at night on the streets of London in the early part of the 18th century. /ˈməʊhɒk/ noun 1. (in 18th-century London) one of a group of aristocratic ruffians, who attacked people in the streets at night
[moh-hohl] /ˈmoʊˌhoʊl/ noun 1. a hole bored through the earth’s crust into the region below the Mohorovičić discontinuity, for geological research. /ˈməʊˌhəʊl/ noun 1. an abandoned research project to drill through the earth’s crust down to the Mohorovičić discontinuity to obtain samples of mantle rocks
[muh-hoh-lee-noj; Hungarian moh-hoi-nod-yuh] /məˈhoʊ liˈnɒdʒ; Hungarian ˈmoʊ hɔɪˈnɒd yə/ noun 1. László [las-loh;; Hungarian lahs-loh] /ˈlæs loʊ;; Hungarian ˈlɑs loʊ/ (Show IPA), or Ladislaus [lah-dis-lous] /ˈlɑ dɪsˌlaʊs/ (Show IPA), 1895–1946, Hungarian painter, designer, and photographer, in the U.S. after 1936. /məˈhəʊlɪˈnɒdʒ/ noun 1. Laszlo (ˈlæzləʊ) or Ladislaus (ˈlɑːdɪsˌlaʊs). 1895–1946, US painter and teacher, born in […]
[moh-haw-roh-vuh-chich, -hoh-] /ˌmoʊ hɔˈroʊ və tʃɪtʃ, -hoʊ-/ noun, Geology. 1. the discontinuity between the crust and the mantle of the earth, occurring at depths that average about 22 miles (35 km) beneath the continents and about 6 miles (10 km) beneath the ocean floor. /ˌməʊhəˈrəʊvɪtʃɪtʃ/ noun 1. the boundary between the earth’s crust and mantle, […]