tectonic - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [always before noun] relating to the structure and movement of the surface of the Earth

    Although the mantle below the tectonic plates is solid, it does move.

    As a result of the depth and magnitude of the earthquake and nature of the tectonic shift, a giant wave spread throughout the Paicifc.

  2. 2
    [usually before noun] tectonic changes are very large and significant

    The tectonic shift in the American church isn’t coming – it’s here.

    Something's changing and it feels tectonic.