Translation of tectonic in Spanish:

tectonic

tectónico, adj.

Pronunciation /tɛkˈtɑnɪk//tɛkˈtɒnɪk/

adjective

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    tectónico
    • This area is a good example of the interplay of tectonic and magmatic processes.
    • Even in fairly recent history the theory of tectonic plates beneath the earth's crust was discounted and scorned before it could eventually be proven.
    • In these zones one section of the Earth's crust, called a tectonic plate, moves over or under another.
    • Geologists have long studied mountains for clues to Earth's tectonic history.
    • In this paper, we discuss the tectonic settings and magmatic processes which allow these magmas to reach the surface.