Definition of neotectonics in English:

neotectonics

noun

Geology
  • The branch of geology concerned with structural changes in the earth's crust which have occurred in the Cenozoic period (and especially in or after the Miocene epoch). Also: such crustal changes collectively, or structural features resulting from them.

Origin

1950s. From neo- + tectonics, after Russian neotektonika.

Pronunciation

neotectonics

/ˌniːə(ʊ)tɛkˈtɒnɪks/