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neotectonics

[ nee-oh-tek-ton-iks ]
/ ˌni oʊ tɛkˈtɒn ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Geology.

the study of geologically recent movements of the earth's crust and measurement of its local effects in order to develop techniques for predicting earthquakes.

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Origin of neotectonics

First recorded in 1950–55; neo- + tectonics; modeled on Russian neotektonika
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