tectonics

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

Definition of tectonics

1 :geological structural features as a whole
2 a :a branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (such as the earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in it

First Known Use of tectonics

1899


TECTONICS Defined for English Language Learners

tectonics

noun

Definition of tectonics for English Language Learners

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


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