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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

  • Mystery solved of how Earth's tectonic plates move solved: Plates 'float' on jelly-like layer of soft rock
    Together with experts from the US and Japan, a team of geologists from Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, produced their own seismic waves using dynamite to discover the unusual layer of rock. Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • Iceland's Ion Hotel is located between two tectonic plates
    Iceland's five-star ION hotel stands on a patch of land where the North American and Eurasian plates drift further and further apart, each year. Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'
  • A Tectonic Shift In Corporate Power Will Come Down To Biology And Data
    What will the future look like when data flows freely between and within companies based on business rules and data rights, instead of being bound by technological and organizational constraints? In my mind, that’s a future we can only begin to imagine. I believe the free flow of data will advance the world into possibilities that are at present beyond our grasp Read more on this news related to 'Tectonic'

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