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In the AGI Glossary tectonics is defined as:

A branch of geology dealing with the broad architecture of the outer part of the Earth, that is, the regional assembling of structural or deformational features, a study of their mutual relations, origin, and historical evolution. It is closely related to structural geology, with which the distinctions are blurred, but tectonics generally deals with the larger structures

Tectonic style is defined as ‘the total character of a group of related structures that distinguishes them from other groups of structures in the same way that the style of a building or art object distinguishes it from others of different periods or influences’; graben as ‘an elongate, relatively depressed crustal unit or block that may or may not be geomorphologically expressed ...

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