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Definition of "subduction zone" []

  • A region of the Earth where one tectonic plate is diving beneath another into the interior of the Earth (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "subduction zone" in a sentence
  • "The Mariana Trench, in addition to being crushed under seven miles of water, was a subduction zone – the compression line where the Pacific and Indian plates moved toward one another and collided."