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tec·ton·ic / tekˈtänik/ • adj. 1. Geol. of or relating to the structure of the earth's crust and the large-scale processes that take place within it. 2. of or relating to building or construction. DERIVATIVES: tec·ton·i·cal·ly / -ik(ə)lē/ adv.

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tectonics Deformation within the Earth's crust and the geological structures produced by deformation, including folds, faults and the development of mountain chains.See also plate tectonics

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tec·ton·ics / tekˈtäniks/ • pl. n. [treated as sing. or pl.] Geol. large-scale processes affecting the structure of the earth's crust.

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tectonic pert. to building or construction. XVII. — lateL. tectonicus — Gr. tektonikós, f. téktōn, -ton- carpenter.

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tectonic See TECTONISM.

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