Translation of "tectonic" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


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

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)