the branch of geology dealing with the structure and distribution of the rocks that make up the crust of the earth.
- Also called tectonics .
- Compare structure (def. 7a).
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How to use structural geology in a sentence
But in physical and structural geology he took a very high place among living scientists.James Geikie | Marion I. Newbigin
Another event of the year was the translation of structural geology into French.James Geikie | Marion I. Newbigin
structural geology is the study of the physical forms and relations of rocks which result mainly from deformation by earth forces.The Economic Aspect of Geology | C. K. Leith
In short, the following of a coal seam requires at almost every stage the application of principles of structural geology.The Economic Aspect of Geology | C. K. Leith