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Meaning of "tectonics" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TECTONICS

tectonics  [tɛkˈtɒnɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TECTONICS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tectonics is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TECTONICS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tectonics

Tectonics is concerned with the processes which control the structure and properties of the Earth's crust, and its evolution through time. In particular, it describes the processes of mountain building, the growth and behavior of the strong, old cores of continents known as cratons, and the ways in which the relatively rigid plates that comprise the Earth's outer shell interact with each other. Tectonics also provides a framework to understand the earthquake and volcanic belts which directly affect much of the global population. Tectonic studies are important for understanding erosion patterns in geomorphology and as guides for the economic geologist searching for petroleum and metallic ores.

Definition of tectonics in the English dictionary

The definition of tectonics in the dictionary is the art and science of construction or building.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TECTONICS


animatronics
ˌænɪməˈtrɒnɪks
architectonics
ˌɑːkɪtɛkˈtɒnɪks
avionics
ˌeɪvɪˈɒnɪks
conics
ˈkɒnɪks
electronics
ɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks
harmonics
hɑːˈmɒnɪks
histrionics
ˌhɪstrɪˈɒnɪks
hydroponics
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpɒnɪks
mechatronics
ˌmɛkəˈtrɒnɪks
microelectronics
ˌmaɪkrəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks
mnemonics
nɪˈmɒnɪks
onyx
ˈɒnɪks
optoelectronics
ˌɒptəʊɪlɛkˈtrɒnɪks
optronics
ɒpˈtrɒnɪks
phonics
ˈfɒnɪks
photonics
fəʊˈtɒnɪks
radionics
ˌreɪdɪˈɒnɪks
sonics
ˈsɒnɪks
supersonics
ˌsuːpəˈsɒnɪks
ultrasonics
ˌʌltrəˈsɒnɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TECTONICS

technopolis
technopolitan
technopop
technospeak
technostress
technostructure
techy
teckel
tectal
tectibranch
tectibranchiate
tectiform
tectonic
tectonically
tectonism
tectorial membrane
tectrices
tectricial
tectrix
tectum

WORDS THAT END LIKE TECTONICS

acoustoelectronics
ambisonics
analytic phonics
bionics
consumer electronics
ebonics
environics
eudaemonics
geoponics
hedonics
hypersonics
mechanics
nucleonics
olfactronics
plate tectonics
quadraphonics
quadrophonics
quantum electronics
synthetic phonics
teledildonics
thermionics

Synonyms and antonyms of tectonics in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tectonics» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TECTONICS

Find out the translation of tectonics to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tectonics from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tectonics» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

构造
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tectónica
570 millions of speakers

English

tectonics
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

टेक्टोनिक्स
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تكتونية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тектоника
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tectônica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থাপত্যবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tectonique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tektonik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tektonik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地殻変動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구조론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tectonics
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuật kiến trúc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

டெக்டானிக்ஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेक्टोनिक्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tektonik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tettonica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tektonika
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тектоніка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

tectonice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τεκτονική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tektoniek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

tektonik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tektonikk
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TECTONICS»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TECTONICS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tectonics

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3 QUOTES WITH «TECTONICS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tectonics.
1
Carson Daly
The plate tectonics of media have shifted where NBC had to become a new media company from an old media company.
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Robert Duncan
Unfortunately, we haven't found many very old rocks on Earth because our planet's surface is constantly renewed by plate tectonics, coupled with erosion.
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Simon Winchester
The nature of catastrophe is, after all, reasonably unvarying in the way it ruins, destroys, wounds and devastates. But if something can be learned from the event - not least something as profound as the theory of plate tectonics - then it somehow puts the ruination into a much more positive light.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TECTONICS»

Discover the use of tectonics in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tectonics and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Atlas of Novel Tectonics
The result is both an elucidation of the concepts that guide Reiser+Umemoto through their own design process and a series of meditations on topics that have formed their own sense as architects.
Jesse Reiser, Nanako Umemoto, 2006
2
Tectonics
This text examines structures in tectonics from the regional to the global, and even the planetary levels
Eldridge M. Moores, Robert J. Twiss, 1995
3
Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances
This book is required reading for any advanced student or professional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, or petroleum geoscience. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.
Cathy Busby, Antonio Azor Pérez, 2011
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Global Tectonics
The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, and includes major revisions to reflect the most significant recent advances in the field.
Philip Kearey, Keith A. Klepeis, Frederick J. Vine, 2009
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Active Tectonics:: Impact on Society
This book addresses three main topics: the tectonic processes and their rates, methods of identifying and evaluating active tectonics, and the effects of active tectonics on society.
Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, Geophysics Research Forum, Geophysics Study Committee, 1986
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Plate Tectonics: Continental Drift and Mountain Building
Why is the Pacific surrounded by a ring of volcanoes and earthquake prone areas while the edges of the Atlantic are relatively peaceful?Frisch and Meschede and Blakey answer all these questions and more through the presentation and ...
Wolfgang Frisch, Martin Meschede, Ronald C. Blakey, 2010
7
Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers
Describes how rivers respond to active tectonics for graduate students, consultants and academic researchers.
Stanley A. Schumm, Stanley Alfred Schumm, Jean F. Dumont, 2002
8
Seismology and Plate Tectonics
This introduction to seismological theory and the principles of plate tectonics also develops a practical approach to the interpretation of seismograms for physicists and mathematicians as well as geologists.
David Gubbins, 1990
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Phanerozoic Passive Margins, ...
Annotation This volume focuses on both volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins and the importance of salt and shale driven by sedimentary tectonics to their evolution.
David G. Roberts, A. W. Bally, 2012
10
Plate Tectonics
This comprehensive text has established itself over the past 20 years as the definitive work in its fields, presenting a thorough coverage of this key area of structural geology in a way which is ideally suited to advanced undergraduate and ...
Kent C. Condie, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TECTONICS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tectonics is used in the context of the following news items.
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William Dickinson, leading geologist in plate tectonics, dies
William R. Dickinson, a leader in the “plate tectonics revolution” that re-formed our view of how geological forces transform Earth, died last week while on an ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
2
Classical review: Tectonics Glasgow
Ilan Volkov, conductor and curator of Tectonics, takes a chance with composers who operate on the outer reaches of modernity. Picture: Alex Woodward ... «Scotsman, May 15»
3
How Plate Tectonics Work, In Two-And-A-Half Minutes. You're …
Even grade schoolers know that the Earth's crust is made up of tectonic plates, continent-sized chunks of rock that drift around our planet's surface ever so slowly ... «Huffington Post, Jan 15»
4
Origin of Earth's Oceans --"From Plate Tectonics or Icy Comets?"
The relationship between Earth's plate tectonics and surface water is one of the great mysteries in the geosciences. But a new study supports researchers' ... «The Daily Galaxy, Dec 14»
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Plate Tectonics Bring Us Earthquakes, Volcanoes ... and Life on …
Plate tectonics, responsible for deadly earthquakes and volcanoes around the globe, may also be a key factor in the success of life as we know it on the third ... «NBCNews.com, Oct 14»
6
How Plate Tectonics Got Kick-Started
Plate tectonics explains continental drift, seafloor spreading, and why California has so many earthquakes. The Earth's shifting plates also created an ideal ... «Popular Mechanics, Sep 14»
7
Scientists Find Evidence of 'Diving' Tectonic Plates on Europa
Conceptual illustration of the subduction process Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This conceptual illustration of the ... «Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Sep 14»
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Plate tectonics spotted on Europa
FROZEN WORLD Drifting ice slabs periodically refresh the surface of Jupiter's frosty moon Europa. The frigid world is the first spot outside Earth where scientists ... «Science News, Sep 14»
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How Cosmic Crashes Could Have Kickstarted Plate Tectonics
Surprisingly, the impact may have made the Earth a friendlier place for life because it corresponds with this planet's establishment of plate tectonics. Finding the ... «Astrobiology Magazine, May 14»
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Venus' crust heals too fast for plate tectonics
The emergence of plate tectonics is arguably Earth's defining moment, the authors of a new Nature paper write. Out of all the planets we've looked at carefully, ... «Ars Technica, Apr 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Tectonics [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/tectonics>. Sep 2019 ».
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