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transform fault

1. n. [Geology]

A particular type of strike-slip fault that is a boundary of an oceanic tectonic plate. The actual movement of a transform fault is opposite to its apparent displacement because of the interplay of spreading and faulting between tectonic plates.

See: aulacogendisplacementfaultplate tectonics

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