geotectonic

adjective

geo·​tec·​ton·​ic ˌjē-ō-tek-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce geotectonic (audio)
: of or relating to the form, arrangement, and structure of rock masses of the earth's crust resulting from folding or faulting
geotectonically 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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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of geotectonic was in 1882

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“Geotectonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geotectonic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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