A geologic process in which the edge of a tectonic plate consisting of oceanic crust is thrust over the edge of an adjacent plate consisting of continental crust. Compare subduction.
[ob-doo-ruh-see, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rə si, -dyʊ-/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . n. “stubbornness,” 1590s, from obdurate + -cy.
[ob-doo-rit, -dyoo-] /ˈɒb dʊ rɪt, -dyʊ-/ adjective 1. unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding. 2. stubbornly resistant to moral influence; persistently impenitent: an obdurate sinner. /ˈɒbdjʊrɪt/ adjective 1. not easily moved by feelings or supplication; hardhearted 2. impervious to persuasion, esp to moral persuasion adj. mid-15c., “stubborn; hardened,” from Latin obduratus “hardened,” […]
1. Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire. 2. Order of the British Empire. abbreviation 1. Officer of the Order of the British Empire (a Brit title) 2. out-of-body experience adjective Overcome by events (1970s+ Army) Office By Example Order of the British Empire
1. Officer (of the Order) of the British Empire. 2. Order of the British Empire.