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(Definition of “subduction” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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subductionnoun [ U ]

us /səbˈdʌk·ʃən, sʌb-/

earth science a situation in which of one of the earth's plates (= large layer of rock that the earth's surface is made of) slides under another, often causing an earthquake or volcano

(Definition of “subduction” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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