|1.||denoting or relating to construction or building|
|a. (of landforms, rock masses, etc) resulting from distortion of the earth's crust due to forces within it|
|b. (of processes, movements, etc) occurring within the earth's crust and causing structural deformation|
|[C17: from Late Latin tectonicus, from Greek tektonikos belonging to carpentry, from tektōn a builder]|
|tectonic (těk-tŏn'ĭk) Pronunciation Key
Relating to the forces involved in plate tectonics or the structural features resulting from them.