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SUBDUCTION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does subduction mean? 

SUBDUCTION (noun)
  The noun SUBDUCTION has 1 sense:

1. a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

  Familiarity information: SUBDUCTION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBDUCTION (noun)


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Meaning:

A geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("subduction" is a kind of...):

geologic process; geological process ((geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified)


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