- ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY GLOSSARY
Refers to earthquakes generated by faulting rather than by volcanic activity.\GLOSSARY OF VOLCANIC TERMSA general term used to describe the forces involved in the deformation of the earth's crust. Commonly used to also describe the geological structures or features produced by such deformation.
Glossary of volcanic terms. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. G. J. Hudak. 2001.
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tectonic — TECTÓNIC, Ă, tectonici, ce, adj., s.f. 1. adj. Care se referă la tectonică (2), care aparţine tectonicii, care este legat de mişcările scoarţei Pământului. 2. s.f. Ramură a geologiei care studiază structura scoarţei terestre şi cauzele mişcărilor … Dicționar Român
Tectonic — Tec*ton ic, a. [L. tectonicus, Gr. ?, fr. ?, ?, a carpenter, builder.] 1. Of or pertaining to building or construction; architectural. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Structural. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. (Geol. & Phys. Geog.) Of, pert. to, or… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
tectonic — (adj.) 1650s, of or relating to building, from L.L. tectonicus, from Gk. tektonikos pertaining to building, from tekton (gen. tektonos) builder, carpenter, from PIE root *tek to make (see TEXTURE (Cf. texture)). The geological sense is recorded… … Etymology dictionary
tectonic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Geology of or relating to the structure of the earth s crust and the large scale processes which take place within it. 2) of or relating to building or construction. DERIVATIVES tectonically adverb. ORIGIN Greek tektonikos, from… … English terms dictionary
tectonic — [tek tän′ik] adj. [LL tectonicus < Gr tektonikos < tektōn, carpenter, builder: see TECHNIC] 1. of or having to do with building; constructional 2. architectural 3. designating, of, or pertaining to changes in the structure of the earth s… … English World dictionary
tectonic — adjective a) of or relating to construction or to architecture b) of, relating to, or caused by large scale movements of the Earths lithosphere See Also: plate tectonics, tectonic keratoplasty, tectonic plate, tectonics … Wiktionary
tectonic — [[t]tektɒ̱nɪk[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Tectonic means relating to the structure of the earth s surface or crust. [TECHNICAL] ...the tectonic plates of the Pacific region which are separating from the East Pacific Ridge … English dictionary
tectonic — adjective Etymology: Late Latin tectonicus, from Greek tektonikos of a builder, from tektōn builder more at technical Date: 1894 1. of or relating to tectonics 2. having a strong and widespread impact < a tectonic shift in voting patterns > •… … New Collegiate Dictionary
tectonic — tectonically, adv. /tek ton ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to building or construction; constructive; architectural. 2. Geol. a. pertaining to the structure of the earth s crust. b. referring to the forces or conditions within the earth that cause … Universalium
tectonic — Relating to variations in structure in the eye, particularly the cornea. [G. tektonikos, relating to building] * * * tec·ton·ic (tek tonґik) [Gr. tektonikos skilled in building] pertaining to construction; used in denoting the mechanics… … Medical dictionary
tectonic — /tɛkˈtɒnɪk / (say tek tonik) adjective 1. relating to building or construction; constructive; architectural. 2. Geology a. relating to the structure of the earth s crust. b. relating to the forces or conditions within the earth that cause… … Australian English dictionary