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 geotectonic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of geotectonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cavity was regularly pressurized by geotectonic forces and vibrations from nearby faults, which also created seismic waves. Daniel Lingenhöhl, Scientific American, 18 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of geotectonic

1882, in the meaning defined above

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“Geotectonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geotectonic. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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