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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.