accretion tectonics

accretion tectonics

[ə′krē·shən tek′tän·iks]
(geology)
The bringing together, or suturing, of terranes; regarded by many geologists as an important mechanism of continental growth. Also known as accretion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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