[ ŏb-dŭk′shən ]
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A geologic process in which the edge of a tectonic plate consisting of oceanic crust is thrust over the edge of an adjacent plate consisting of continental crust. Compare subduction.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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