Tectonic


Tectonic
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 designating, the rock structures and external forms resulting from the deformation of the earth's crust; as, tectonic arches or valleys; tectonic plates. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.