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Plate tectonics
the theory that explains how large pieces of the lithosphere, called plates, move and change shape
Convergent boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are colliding
Divergent boundary
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
Transform boundary
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally
Subduction zone
the region where one lithospheric plate moves under another one into the asthenosphere
What occurs at transform boundaries?
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What occurs at convergent boundaries of two continental plates?
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What occurs at a divergent boundary between two oceanic plates?
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