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Of or relating to the shape, structure, and arrangement of the rock masses resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust.


(Geological Science) of or relating to the formation, arrangement, and structure of the rocks of the earth's crust


(tɛkˈtɒn ɪk)

1. pertaining to building or construction.
2. pertaining to the structure of the earth's crust.
[1650–60; < Late Latin tectonicus < Greek tektonikós pertaining to construction =tekton-, s. of téktōn carpenter + -ikos -ic]
tec•ton′i•cal•ly, adv.
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The seismic station was established in Arado village back in the 1970s by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration when geotectonic phenomena monitoring was still under the weather bureau's watch.
The b-value is the slope of the magnitude-frequency distribution and b-value can be thought as one of the most important parameters for geotectonic and rheological characteristics in a given region.
1996): Paleostress and geotectonic interpretation of the Alpine Cycle onset in the Sierra del Guadarrama (eastern Iberian Central System), based on evidence from episyenites.
1/2,500,000 olcekli Turkiye metamorfizma haritasi ve bazi metamorfik kusaklarin jeotektonik evrimi uzerine tartismalar [Discussion on the metamorphic map in a scale of 1:2,500,000 and geotectonic evolution of some metamorphic belts].
Cryptic diversity of African tigerfish (Genus Hydrocynus) reveals palaeogeographic signatures of linked Neogene geotectonic events.
Nepal is located in the central part of the Himalayas, an area with a very complex geotectonic framework, with a high likelihood of strong and potentially catastrophic seismic events.
These diagrams indicate that all the samples of BASD volcanics IVC / TVF volcanics and dioritic pluton are akin to the field defined for calc- alkaline rocks of island arc settings suggesting subduction related geotectonic environment for the formation of these rocks.
This factor may also be related to the geotectonic and structural control for the development of the basin.
The area of our investigation, the Iberian Peninsula, has undergone a complex geotectonic evolution throughout its geologic history.

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