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Meaning of TECTONICS

Pronunciation:  tek'tâniks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
  2. [n]  the science of architecture

TECTONICS is a 9 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: architectonics, plate tectonic theory, plate tectonics
 See Also: architecture, geomorphology, morphology, science, scientific discipline



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tec*ton"ics\, n.
    The science or art by which implements, vessels, buildings,
    etc., are constructed, both in relation to their use and to
    their artistic design.
  2. \Tec*ton"ics\, n.
    The science, or the art, by which implements, vessels,
    dwellings, or other edifices, are constructed, both agreeably
    to the end for which they are designed, and in conformity
    with artistic sentiments and ideas.