geodynamics(redirected from Geodynamics (field))
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1. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of dynamics that is concerned with the causes and effects of forces and motions involving the earth's interior, including rotation, plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, and seismic modeling.
2. (used with a pl. verb) The forces and motions involving the earth's interior.
(Geological Science) (functioning as singular) the branch of geology concerned with the forces and processes, esp large-scale, of the earth's interior, particularly as regards their effects on the crust or lithosphere
ˌgeodyˈnamic, ˌgeodyˈnamical adj
the science of the forces at work within the earth. — geodynamic, adj.See also: Earth