What does Tectonic mean?

Definitions for Tectonictɛkˈtɒn ɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Tectonic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tectonic(adj)

    pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust

    "tectonic plates"; "tectonic valleys"

  2. tectonic, architectonic(adj)

    of or pertaining to construction or architecture


  1. tectonic(Adjective)

    of or relating to construction or to architecture

  2. tectonic(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or caused by large-scale movements of the Earth's lithosphere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tectonic(adj)

    of or pertaining to building or construction; architectural

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tectonic

    tek-ton′ik, adj. pertaining to building.—n.sing. and pl. Tecton′ics, building as an art: the shaping and ornamentation of furniture, weapons, &c. [Gr. tektōn, a builder.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tectonic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tectonic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Danielle Pletka:

    This is a major, tectonic shift.

  2. Alastair Sewell:

    There is a tectonic shift in the cash management landscape, one option is to take on more risk.

  3. Chetan Dube:

    There are schools of thought and singularity that say, ‘This is going too far. Super-intelligence will start to dominate human intelligence in the next decade.’ I do not subscribe to that, there are also digital optimists who argue [AI] could cure poverty, hunger and everything else. There is one thing both of these two antipodal groups agree on: This is going to be the biggest tectonic transformation that the planet has ever seen. Whether it’s going to lead to the ultimate destruction of mankind or complete eradication of all diseases and poverty is up for debate. But the fact is this is going to have an impact bigger than any other impact that man has seen before. That’s not up for question.

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