adverb see tectonic

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  • tectonically — 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 …   English terms dictionary

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  • tectonically — adverb a) In a tectonic way or manner. b) In a fundamental way …   Wiktionary

  • tectonically — tec·ton·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • tectonically — adverb see tectonic * * * tectonˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑tectonic …   Useful english 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

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