Definition of tectonics in English:

tectonics

Line breaks: tec|ton¦ics
Pronunciation: /tɛkˈtɒnɪks
 
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noun

[treated as singular or plural] Geology
  • Large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth’s crust: there remains an area of active tectonics north of the mountain chain Nicol had come to different conclusions about the tectonics of the area
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    • These data clearly demonstrate that parts of the Scottish basement underwent major thick-skinned tectonics during the Grenvillian orogeny.
    • As the two examples confirm, the largest failures and most rapid rock-slope development rates are associated with steep, mountain environments and with active tectonics.
    • The significant time gap between orogenic deformation and thermal metamorphism implies that metamorphism in many other orogens may not necessarily be due to compressive tectonics.

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