subduction

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin subductio.

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  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /səbˈdʌkʃən/
    Diagram of the subduction of an oceanic plate going under a continental plate. The subduction zone is at the red circle, often where earthquakes occur.

Noun[edit]

subduction ‎(plural subductions)

  1. The action of being pushed or drawn beneath another object.
    (geology) The process in which one tectonic plate moves beneath another and sinks into the mantle at a convergent plate boundary.
  2. The act of subducting or taking away.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)
  3. Arithmetical subtraction.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir M. Hale to this entry?)

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