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Definition:
"Tectonic landforms" are structural landforms of regional extent. These
landforms make up extensive landscapes whose topography is strongly influenced
by the structure of underlying rocks that have undergone (or are undergoing)
some degree of deformation (and possible associated metamorphism and igneous
intrusion). Landscapes developed on orogenic belts, uplifts, domes, basins, and
shields can all be thought of as tectonic landforms. "Tectonic processes" are
large-scale geologic processes that develop these landforms and include
mountain
building and crustal rifting.


Reference:
Adapted from Geomorphology from Space, Chapter 2: TECTONIC LANDFORMS
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_2/GEO_CHAP_2.HTML >
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/geomorphology/GEO_2/GEO_CHAP_2.HTML
by John R. Everet, Marie Morisawa, and Nicholas M. Short