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Definition of Thermocline:
A sharp, vertical temperature gradient that marks a contact zone between water masses having markedly different temperatures. [1]
This is the common definition for Thermocline, other definitions can be discussed in the article

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  1. Pinet P.R. 1998.Invitation to Oceanography. Jones and Barlett Publishers. p. 508