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Tectonic  adj.  
Of or pertaining to building or construction; architectural.
(Biol.) Structural.
(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.

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... processes continued into Pliocene times. We have already referred to Schmidt's estimate that the sedimentary covering must have in places amounted to from 15,000 to 20,000 metres. The evidence for this is mainly tectonic or structural; but is partly forthcoming in the changes which the materials now open to our inspection plainly reveal. Thus it ...
— The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays • J. (John) Joly

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