Tectonic

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Tectonic Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • 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


  • Enormous Gorge Shaped by River's Tectonic Transformation
    The Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet, one of the deepest canyons in the world, formed when tectonic forces pushed up the earth and steepened the path of a river that then caused massive erosion, a new study finds. The discovery rewrites the geological history of the region, which some researchers thought was caused by massive river erosion that triggered tectonic uplift in Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Tectonic uplift in Himalaya led to formation of 'steep' gorge
    Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A team of researchers has discovered a canyon, filled with more than 500 m of sediments beneath the bed of the present-day Yarlung Tsangpo River upstream from the gorge. Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Israel ignoring “tectonic change” in public opinion
    If the British parliament had adopted a resolution in favour of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, the reaction of our media would have been like this: Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'

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