Tectonics - Geologic discipline dealing with the architecture of the Earth's crust, particularly the movement of continental and oceanic plates and the effects of their contact and collisions on the structure of the crust.
a branch of geology dealing with the broad architecture of the outer part of the earth. It deals with major structural or deformational features and their relations, origins, and historical evolution. It is closely related to structural geology, but tectonics deals with larger features.
can be used to mean geological structural features as a whole, or to a branch of geology concerned with understanding the structure of the crust of a planet (usually but not limited to the Earth) and especially with the formation of the faults and folds in the crust.
The branch of geology dealing with the broad architecture of the upper (outer) part of Earth; that is, the major structural or deformational features, their origins, historical evolution, and relations to each other. It is similar to structural geology, but generally deals with larger features such as whole mountain ranges, or continents.
A branch of geology dealing with the broad architecture of the outer part of the Earth, that is, the regional assembling of structural or deformational features, a study of their mutual relations, origin, and historical evolution.
The science, or the art, by which implements, vessels, dwellings, or other edifices, are constructed, both agreeably to the end for which they are designed, and in conformity with artistic sentiments and ideas.