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petrotectonics

Line breaks: petro|tec¦ton¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛtrəʊtɛkˈtɒnɪks
 
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Definition of petrotectonics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of geology concerned with the structure of rocks, especially as a guide to their past movements.
Example sentences
  • Need for systematic studies on structure, petrology, petrotectonics and mineralisation has been realised in recent times for establishing the evolutionary history of the Precambrian terrain.
  • Petrotectonics and structural petrology are significant tools for crystal deformation in the Garhwal region.

Derivatives

petrotectonic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The Yangkou gabbro-to-granite complex is a petrotectonic unit of the Su-Lu ultra high-pressure metamorphic terrane in eastern China.

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