Tectonic



adjective
1.
of or relating to building or construction; constructive; architectural.
2.
Geology.

pertaining to the structure of the earth’s crust.
referring to the forces or conditions within the earth that cause movements of the crust.
designating the results of such movements:
tectonic valleys.

adjective
1.
denoting or relating to construction or building
2.
(geology)

(of landforms, rock masses, etc) resulting from distortion of the earth’s crust due to forces within it
(of processes, movements, etc) occurring within the earth’s crust and causing structural deformation

tectonic
(těk-tŏn’ĭk)
Relating to the forces involved in plate tectonics or the structural features resulting from them.

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