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TECTONIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tectonic mean? 

TECTONIC (adjective)
  The adjective TECTONIC has 2 senses:

1. pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
2. of or pertaining to construction or architecture

  Familiarity information: TECTONIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TECTONIC (adjective)


Sense 1tectonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context examples:

tectonic plates / tectonic valleys

Domain category:

geology (a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks)

Pertainym:

tectonics (the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust)


Sense 2tectonic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or pertaining to construction or architecture

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

architectonic; tectonic

Pertainym:

tectonics (the science of architecture)


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