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neotectonics

[nee-oh-tek-ton-iks] /ˌni oʊ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Geology
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the study of geologically recent movements of the earth's crust and measurement of its local effects in order to develop techniques for predicting earthquakes.
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