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sub·duc·tion

 (səb-dŭk′shən)
n.
A geologic process in which one edge of one crustal plate is forced below the edge of another.

[French, from Latin subductus, past participle of subdūcere, to draw away from below : sub-, sub- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·duct′ v.
sub·duc′tal (-təl) adj.

subduct

(səbˈdʌkt)
vb (tr)
1. (Physiology) physiol to draw or turn (the eye, etc) downwards
2. rare to take away; deduct
[C17: from Latin subdūcere, from sub- + dūcere to lead, bring]

sub•duct

(səbˈdʌkt)

v.t.
1. to cause the subduction of.
2. Archaic. to take away.
v.i.
3. to undergo subduction.
[1565–75; < Latin subductus, past participle of subdūcere to draw up, withdraw =sub- sub- + dūcere to lead]

subduct


Past participle: subducted
Gerund: subducting

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Future
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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These plates, composed of a combination of the upper mantle and surface crust, inevitably collide with and subduct (slide and sink) under other plates.
Here, the North and South America plates subduct towards the west beneath the Caribbean plate along the Lesser Antilles Trench at rates of approximately 20 mm/yr.
As the plates subduct they tend to lock with the overriding plate, thereby building up tectonic strain.
CommScope's new ConQuest(R) Detectable SubDuct conduit, with its innovative design, targets underground cable networks having current and future cable capacity requirements.
Next the researchers simulated how plates might subduct at various mantle temperatures.
Another frightening unknown involves "asperities" - parts of the plates that don't subduct evenly.