tectonics


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tec·ton·ics

 (tĕk-tŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The study of the earth's structural features.
2. The art or science of construction, especially of large buildings.

tectonics

(tɛkˈtɒnɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
1. (Building) the art and science of construction or building
2. (Geological Science) the study of the processes by which the earth's crust has attained its present structure. See also plate tectonics

tec•ton•ics

(tɛkˈtɒn ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the branch of geology that studies structural features of regional extent for the clues they provide regarding diastrophism and its causes.
2. the art of assembling the materials used in construction.
[1625–35]

tectonics

a general term for the theory and techniques of construction. — tectonist, n.tectonic, adj.
See also: Architecture
the study of the structure and behavior of the earth’s crust. — tectonic, adj.
See also: Geology

tectonics

The geological study of large structures such as mountains.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tectonics - the science of architecturetectonics - the science of architecture    
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
2.tectonics - the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
geomorphology, morphology - the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
Pangaea, Pangea - (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland
Translations

tectonics

[tekˈtɒnɪks] Ntectónica f

tectonics

n sing (Geol) → Tektonik f

tectonics

[tɛkˈtɒnɪks] nsgtettonica
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