Dictionary:Tectonic types

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Four types of broad structural deformations are (a) orogenic or mountain-building involving lateral forces, folding, and thrusting; (b) epirogenic or relatively gentle warping, (c) taphrogenic involving mainly vertical forces and block faulting, and (d) lineagenic involving strike-slip faulting.