Definition of petrotectonics in English:


plural noun

  • treated as singular The branch of geology concerned with the structure of rocks, especially as a guide to their past movements.

    • ‘Need for systematic studies on structure, petrology, petrotectonics and mineralisation has been realised in recent times for establishing the evolutionary history of the Precambrian terrain.’
    • ‘Petrotectonics and structural petrology are significant tools for crystal deformation in the Garhwal region.’