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tectonics
Scope Notes: Used for the structural makeup and structural evolution of regions. See also structural analysis for smaller structures. For microscopic structures, see microstructure. After 1998, see deformation. term is general and frequently used. Also search "geological structures" which has been used variously, notably in economic papers. Neotectonics is also used for post-Miocene tectonics. Before 1976, paleotectonics was also used.
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geotectonics paleotectonics tectonism
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