geothermal gradient


noun

the increase in temperature with increasing depth within the earth.

Nearby words

  1. geotectonic,
  2. geotextile,
  3. geotherm,
  4. geothermal,
  5. geothermal energy,
  6. geothermal power,
  7. geotrichosis,
  8. geotropic,
  9. geotropism,
  10. ger-

Origin of geothermal gradient

First recorded in 1935–40

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