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PLATE TECTONICS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does plate tectonics mean? 

PLATE TECTONICS (noun)
  The noun PLATE TECTONICS has 1 sense:

1. the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust

  Familiarity information: PLATE TECTONICS used as a noun is very rare.


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PLATE TECTONICS (noun)


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Meaning:

The branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

plate tectonic theory; plate tectonics; tectonics

Hypernyms ("plate tectonics" is a kind of...):

geomorphology; morphology (the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms)

Domain member category:

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)


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