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tectonicadjective

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)
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
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