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tectonics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction tec·ton·ics \tek-ˈtä-niks\

Simple Definition of tectonics

  • geology : the structure of the Earth's surface and the ways in which it changes shape over time

Full Definition of tectonics

  1. 1 :  geological structural features as a whole

  2. 2a :  a branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (as earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in itb :  tectonism

1899

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