Meaning of tectonic

tec•ton•ic

Pronunciation: (tek-ton'ik), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to building or construction; constructive; architectural.
  2. tectonic valleys.
    1. pertaining to the structure of the earth's crust.
    2. referring to the forces or conditions within the earth that cause movements of the crust.
    3. designating the results of such movements:tectonic valleys.
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