Tectogenesis (from Greek τεκτονικός tektonikós , 'relating to architecture ', + " -genesis ") is generally a structure- forming process of tectonic overprinting of areas of the earth's crust or the earth's surface in geology . The respective affected by tectogenesis zones are called according tektogen , bearing in mind that technical terminology as the crust itself is called tektogen.
Especially in historical geology , mountains and other reliefs created by tectogenesis are referred to as geomorphogenesis , these processes accordingly as geomorphogenesis (from ( old ) Greek γεω geo , ' earth ', + μορφή morphé 'form', 'shape', + "- genesis"). Geomorphogenesis is a branch of geomorphology .
- Mountain building (orogenesis)
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