Translation of "tectonic" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

tectonic

adjective uk /tekˈtɒn.ɪk/ us /tekˈtɑː.nɪk/

specialized geology relating to the structure of the surface of the earth and the way it is formed, changed, and moved by forces inside it

地壳构造的(与地球表面结构有关的,及与地球表面形成的、因其内部力量改变和移动等的方式有关的)
the motion of the earth's tectonic plates (= sections of the planet's surface) 地球表面构造板块(即地球表面各段)的运动

A tectonic change is a very important one that will have major effects:

He led the company through a period of tectonic shifts in the movie industry.
The process of writing is in the midst of a tectonic change caused by changes in the technology writers use.
tectonics noun [ U ] uk /tekˈtɒn.ɪks/ us /tekˈtɑː.nɪks/

plate tectonics 板块构造学

(Translation of “tectonic” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)