Definition of tectonics in English:

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tectonics

Pronunciation: /tekˈtäniks/

plural noun

[treated as singular or plural] Geology
Large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth’s crust.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: tec·ton·ics

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