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tectonism

[tek-tuh-niz-uh m] /ˈtɛk təˌnɪz əm/
noun, Geology.
1.
diastrophism (def 1).
Origin of tectonism
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; tecton(ic) + -ism
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