Meaning of TECTONICS in English



Pronunciation: tek- ' tä-niks

Function: noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Date: 1899

1 : geological structural features as a whole

2 a : a branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (as earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in it b : TECTONISM

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.