Examples from the Web for subduction
The lines with barbs show zones of underthrusting (subduction), where one plate is sliding beneath another.Volcanoes|Robert I. Tilling
And from hence lastly doth arise the solidity of the section, by addition and subduction.The Way To Geometry|Peter Ramus
Subduction zones are found where one plate overrides, or subducts, another, pushing it downward into the mantle where it melts.
There are three types of plate boundaries: spreading zones, transform faults, and subduction zones.
British Dictionary definitions for subduction
Word Origin and History for subduction
early 15c., "withdrawal, removal" (originally of noxious substances from the body), from Latin subductionem (nominative subductio), noun of action from past participle stem of subducere (see subduce). Geological sense is attested from 1970, from French (1951).