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structural geology

noun
1.
the branch of geology dealing with the structure and distribution of the rocks that make up the crust of the earth.
Also called tectonics.
Compare structure (def 7a).
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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Examples for structural geology
  • Scientists conducted detailed studies in stratigraphy and structural geology and the modeling of petroleum geochemistry.

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