Meaning of TECTONICS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ tek-ˈtä-niks ]

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Date: 1899

1. : geological structural features as a whole


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.