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
Rhymes with tectonic
Aaronic, atonic, benthonic, bionic, boronic, Brittonic, Brythonic, bubonic, Byronic, canonic, carbonic, colonic, cyclonic, daimonic, demonic, draconic, dystonic, euphonic, hadronic, harmonic, hedonic, hydronic, iconic, ionic, Ionic, laconic, Masonic, mnemonic, moronic, neutronic, photonic, phytonic, planktonic, platonic, plutonic, pneumonic, pythonic, sardonic, sermonic, Slavonic, subsonic, symphonic, synchronic, Teutonic, transonic
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