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  2. Subduction - Wikipedia

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    Subduction is a geological process that takes place at convergent boundaries of tectonic plates where one plate moves under another and is forced or sinks due to ...

  3. sub·duc·tion

    /səbˈdəkSHən/

    noun

    • 1. the sideways and downward movement of the edge of a plate of the earth's crust into the mantle beneath another plate.
  4. sub·duc·tion (səb-dŭk′shən) n. A geologic process in which one edge of one crustal plate is forced below the edge of another. [French, from Latin subductus ...

  5. Subduction | Define Subduction at Dictionary.com

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    Subduction definition, an act or instance of subducting; subtraction or withdrawal. See more.

  6. What Is a Subduction Zone?

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    A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.

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  7. Subduction: The Sinking of Tectonic Plates - ThoughtCo

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    Learn how subduction occurs and how the process forms some of Earth's most powerful and devastating earthquakes.

  8. Subduction | geology | Britannica.com

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    In Africa: General considerations …the present Nile River, by subduction processes identical to those observed today. (Subduction involves the descent of the edge ...

  9. Subduction: Definition & Process - Video & Lesson ...

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    Subduction is a geological term for one of Earth's tectonic plates sinking under another. When this happens, we can get earthquakes, volcanoes, and...

  10. Subduction Animation - Earthguide Online Classroom

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    Key points. Subduction is a geological process in which the edge of a lithospheric plate slides underneath the edge of an adjacent plate. Subduction is one of the two ...

  11. the muscular action needed to aim an eye downward; Geol. the sinking of one crustal plate under another as they collide

  12. subduction zone - USGS Earthquake Hazard Program

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    subduction zone. The subduction zone is the place where two lithospheric plates come together, one riding over the other. Most volcanoes on land occur parallel to and ...

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