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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.
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(Geological Science) of or relating to the formation, arrangement, and structure of the rocks of the earth's crust
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(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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Unconsolidated beach sands lack diagenetic imprints and therefore, their composition primarily reflects the provenance and geotectonic setting of the source area (Carranza-Edwards et al., 2009; Armstrong-Altrin et al., 2015; Zaid, 2015).
(2003) analyzed the fish species distribution pattern in Caatinga and concluded that although the fish fauna of this biome distributed within four ecoregions, probably vicariate isolations initiated by geotectonic events in the past had generated a differential ichthyofauna in Caatinga domains.
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.
Nanjing is located in the lower reaches of the Chang Jiang river, belonging to the Yangtze depression fold belt in geotectonic geology.
Caption: Figure 1: (a) Geotectonic subdivision of China, showing the location of the Middle-Lower Yangtze River Metallogenic Belt (MLYRMB); (b) regional geological map of the MLYRMB illustrating the distribution of different ore districts (modified after [28]).
These modifications may create sedimentological signatures such as load casts, flames, flexures, and dish-like and fold structures which help in tracing their origin, causes, and geotectonic settings of the sedimentary basin.
It is a unique geological structure in the Earth's crust in terms of sedimentation conditions, thickness and rate of deposition, history of geotectonic development, oil and gas formation, oil and gas accumulation and depth of their deposition, reserves, volumes, and geological structure of reservoirs.
Kishkina, "The use of microseismic background for the identification of active geotectonic structures and determination of geodynamic characteristics," Izvestiya, Physics of the Solid Earth, vol.
(1996): Paleostress and geotectonic interpretation of the Alpine Cycle onset in the Sierra del Guadarrama (eastern Iberian Central System), based on evidence from episyenites.

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