Definition of Craton

1. Noun. The part of a continent that is stable and forms the central mass of the continent; typically Precambrian.

Group relationships: Continent
Generic synonyms: Part, Piece



Definition of Craton

1. Noun. A part of the Earth’s crust that has survived the splitting and merging of continents. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Craton

1. a part of the earth's crust [n -S] : CRATONIC [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Craton

cratered
crateriform
cratering
craterings
craterization
craterless
craterlet
craterlets
craterlike
craterous
craters
crates
cratesful
crating
craton (current term)
cratonic
cratons
cratur
craturs
craunch
craunched
craunches
craunching
cravat
cravat bandage
cravats
cravatted
crave
craved

Literary usage of Craton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... to be the fame with him whom Ter- tullian, in his book " De Anima," has ranked among the writers upon dreams. craton, or DE ..."

2. Histoire Des Livres Populaires, Ou, de la Littérature Du Colportage, Depuis by Charles Nisard (1864)
"Or, il y avait longtemps déjà que celle de craton n'en était plus à son coup d'essai. L'infortuné l'affirme du moins. Aussi le dialogue reste-t-il suspendu ..."

3. The Mining Magazine (1854)
"Isaac craton, in sinking the shaft named after him, struck a vein nearly five feet wide, and yielding five dollars per bushel; he also met with a string of ..."

4. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"... to be the fame with him whom Ter- tullian, in his book " De Anima," has ranked among the writers upon dreams. craton, or DE ..."

5. Histoire Des Livres Populaires, Ou, de la Littérature Du Colportage, Depuis by Charles Nisard (1864)
"Or, il y avait longtemps déjà que celle de craton n'en était plus à son coup d'essai. L'infortuné l'affirme du moins. Aussi le dialogue reste-t-il suspendu ..."

6. The Mining Magazine (1854)
"Isaac craton, in sinking the shaft named after him, struck a vein nearly five feet wide, and yielding five dollars per bushel; he also met with a string of ..."

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