earth movements and interactions on a global scale, especially as they relate to the causes and results of the dynamics of the crustal plates and sea-floor spreading.
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What does “Indigenous” mean?
Compare plate tectonics.
Origin of global tectonics
First recorded in 1965–70
Words nearby global tectonics
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