n. (plural of tectonic plate English)
Tectonic Plates is a 1992 independent Canadian film directed by Peter Mettler. Mettler also wrote the screenplay based on the play by Robert Lepage. The film stars Marie Gignac, Céline Bonnier and Robert Lepage.
Usage examples of "tectonic plates".
If those tectonic plates shift any more, there's going to be some interesting seismic activity.
We don't know whether they're localized or whether they spread out and lubricate the movements of the tectonic plates.
But the relentless sliding of the tectonic plates beneath the Pacific would eventually, in a few million years, take the Big Island away from the plume.
Probably aeons ago, the tectonic plates fused, and continents no longer slid over its face.
Meanwhile, the planet's land masses, floating on huge tectonic plates, eventually came together in a configuration that interfered with the circulation of ocean currents.
I saw Venus as no more than my planetary laboratory, a place where I could study the movements of tectonic plates that had been locked for millions of years.
Yet I can t help thinking it all comes together here at the bottom of a planetary graveyard, where tectonic plates melt history Into ore.
He mourned the loss of technology so precise that it was used, among other things, to map the rate of continental drift across the tectonic plates.
In the manner of a continent separating at a fault line, the two sides of the bridge dome began to move apart like tectonic plates.
The continents rest on the so-called tectonic plates which, in turn, float on the molten magma below, with neither anchor nor rudder, free to wander in whichever haphazard fashion they will.
It's surrounded by the 'rim of fire,' all those tectonic plates that shift every so often.