Definition of tectonostratigraphic in English:

tectonostratigraphic

Line breaks: tec¦tono|strati|graph¦ic
Pronunciation: /tɛkˌtɒnə(ʊ)ˌstratɪˈgrafɪk
 
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adjective

Geology
  • Relating to the correlation of rock formations with each other in terms of their connection with a tectonic event: tectonostratigraphic evolution of sedimentary assemblages
    More example sentences
    • The complicated, varied and protracted history of the Sub-Andean Belt necessitates a brief overview of the principal tectonic events influential in the tectonostratigraphic evolution of its foreland basins.
    • Assuming our favoured out-of-sequence thrust model, we infer the following tectonostratigraphic events.
    • Based on tectonostratigraphic, palaeomagnetic and palacobiogeographical studies, complex assemblies of terranes have been recognized.

Origin

1970s: from tectonics + stratigraphic (see stratigraphy).

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