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tectonic

tec·ton·ic

tectonic

pronunciation:
tek ta nihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to changes in the earth's crust.
Geologists are interested in the movement of tectonic plates.
definition 2: of or pertaining to building or construction.
similar words:
constructive
derivation: tectonically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word tectonic contains the following part:
tect Greek root that means builder; construct
synonyms:
struct