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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

  • Flat Audio Technologies, LLC, dba Tectonic Audio Labs (Tectonic), Appoints Robert V. Lardon to Board of Directors
    Tectonic announced today that Robert V. Lardon has been appointed to serve as a new member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Scientists discover reason for "sudden" tectonic movements
    Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Movement of tectonic plates beneath the surface of the earth is, thankfully, super-slow. Any significant movements are normally measured in tens or even hundreds of millions of years. But sometimes tectonic plates get a little too "hasty" and make “sudden” movements over a million years or so. These Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Tectonic Named Top 20 Salesforce Solution Provider
    DENVER, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tectonic, a technology and business services company focused on insight to action automation in the cloud, announced today that it was named as one of the top 20 Most Promising Salesforce Solution Providers of 2014 by CIO Review Magazine. The accolade was received based on Tectonic's ability to simplify and help business l Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'

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