geotectonic

adjective
geo·​tec·​ton·​ic | \ ˌjē-ō-tek-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce geotectonic (audio) \

Definition of geotectonic

: of or relating to the form, arrangement, and structure of rock masses of the earth's crust resulting from folding or faulting

Other Words from geotectonic

geotectonically \ ˌjē-​ō-​tek-​ˈtä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geotectonically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of geotectonic

1882, in the meaning defined above

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