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tectonism

[tek-tuh-niz-uh m] /ˈtɛk təˌnɪz əm/
noun, Geology
1.
diastrophism (def 1).
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; tecton(ic) + -ism
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  • Look harder, and evidence of tectonism is everywhere.
  • These deposits were subsequently deformed by thrusting and masked by plate closing tectonism.
  • Thus, impacts of tectonism on sedimentation and stratigraphy have been dominant.

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