Definition of Tectonic movement

1. Noun. Movement resulting from or causing deformation of the earth's crust.

Exact synonyms: Crustal Movement
Category relationships: Geology
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tectonic Movement

tectibranchiates
tectibranchs
tectiform
tectiforms
tectite
tectites
tectiviridae
tectly
tectobulbar tract
tectocephalic
tectocephaly
tectology
tectonic
tectonic-uplift
tectonic keratoplasty
tectonic movement (current term)
tectonic plate
tectonic plates
tectonic uplift
tectonic uplifts
tectonically
tectonics
tectonism
tectonisms
tectonophysics
tectonostratigraphic
tectonostratigraphy
tectopontine tract
tectorial
tectorial membrane

Literary usage of Tectonic movement

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Epirus, Greece 1 by James Wiseman (2003)
"It is true that relative sea level was more than three or four feet below current sea level due to tectonic movement, but this does not imply that absolute ..."

2. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"... Lower Austria and Southern Italy, Professor Suess showed conclusively that earthquakes occur along the lines of tectonic movement in a mountain-system, ..."

3. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"... showed conclusively that earthquakes occur along the lines of tectonic movement in a mountain-system, and quite irrespective of any volcanic phenomena. ..."

4. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Ninetheenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"... showed conclusively that earthquakes occur along the lines of tectonic movement in a mountain-system, and quite irrespective of any volcanic phenomena. ..."

5. Bulletin by Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology (1905)
"It is any period of erosion which begins in a movement of uplift and is brought to a close by another tectonic movement either of elevation whereby erosion ..."

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