Simple Definition of tectonic
geology : of or relating to changes in the structure of the Earth's surface
: having a large and important effect
Examples of tectonic in a sentence
There has been a recent tectonic shift in voting patterns.
<a tectonic shift in societal trends occurred in the 1960s>
Origin and Etymology of tectonic
Late Latin tectonicus, from Greek tektonikos of a builder, from tektōn builder — more at technical
First Known Use: 1894
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