Synonyms and Antonyms for plate-tectonic-theory

1. plate tectonic theory (n.)

the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust

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2. tectonic (adj.)

of or pertaining to construction or architecture

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3. theory (n.)

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

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4. theory (n.)

a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

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5. theory (n.)

a belief that can guide behavior

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6. plate (n.)

(baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

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8. plate (n.)

dish on which food is served or from which food is eaten

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9. plate (n.)

a full-page illustration (usually on slick paper)

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10. plate (n.)

the quantity contained in a plate

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