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A continental margin where one plate is being subducted under another plate because of plate convergence. See Figure [[Dictionary:Fig_P-5|P-5]]. Also called a <b>Pacific</b> or <b>convergent margin</b>. Antonym: passive, Atlantic, or trailing margin.
 
A continental margin where one plate is being subducted under another plate because of plate convergence. See Figure [[Dictionary:Fig_P-5|P-5]]. Also called a <b>Pacific</b> or <b>convergent margin</b>. Antonym: passive, Atlantic, or trailing margin.
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A continental margin where one plate is being subducted under another plate because of plate convergence. See Figure P-5. Also called a Pacific or convergent margin. Antonym: passive, Atlantic, or trailing margin.