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Tectonic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • of or pertaining to construction or architecture
  • pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth''s crust; "tectonic plates"; "tectonic valleys"

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Tectonic Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Tectonics is the study of the earth's structural features, especially the folding and faulting (cracking) of the Earth's crust.

Tectonics (from Latin, meaning "building") is a field within geology. It includes structures in the lithosphere of the Earth and the forces and movements that have operated to create these structures.

Tectonics is concerned with orogenies (mountain building) and major land features. This includes the earthquake and volcanic regions which affect certain parts of the world. This is discussed further in Plate tectonics.

Tectonic studies are also important for understanding erosion patterns in geomorphology and as guides for the economic geologist searching for petroleum and metallic ores.

Tectonic Sample Sentences in News

  • Tectonic Launches with Acquisition of Sakonent; Delivering Insight to Action by Automating the Full Suite of a CMO's ...
    DENVER, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tectonic, a Denver-based technology services company, announced its launch today with the acquisition of Sakonent, a premier CRM consultancy. Tectonic builds upon Chicago-based Sakonent's strengths to provide an integrated approach to automating big data, analytics, marketing automation, and customer relationship managem Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Richard Eyre's Olivier-Winning Ghosts and Tallest Tree in the Forest Will Play New York
    The Tallest Tree in the Forest Tectonic Theater Project Written and performed by Daniel Beaty Directed by Moisés Kaufman March 22-29 "Daniel Beaty gives a tour-de-force performance, playing up to 40 characters, in this one-man music theater piece about the life of Paul Robeson, one of the most dynamic figures in American history. Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Peshmerga to Kobani: Symbolic, not 'tectonic'
    In what's sure to be a moment fraught with symbolism and broadcast around the world, an infantry company-sized contingent of Iraqi Peshmerga will cross over Wednesday into Kobani, Syria, from Turkey. They'll bring heavy weapons, artillery and gear cru... Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'

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