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[mass noun] The material of the lower part of the earth's crust, underlying both the ocean and the continents, characterized as relatively heavy and rich in silica and magnesia.Contrasted with sial
- ‘The sial and sima both form the earth's crust which varies in thickness.’
Early 20th century: blend of silica + magnesium.
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