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English translation: convergence

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Spanish term or phrase:acercamiento
English translation:convergence
Entered by: Kate Major
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20:55 Nov 2, 2008
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Science - Geology / Thermotectonics Western Pyrenees
Spanish term or phrase: acercamiento
This means the coming together of the plates, I believe. Have not been able to find the technical term. Here's some context:

Sin embargo, si admitimos el fin del estadio extensional al finalizar el cretácico, se deduce que la velocidad de acercamiento Iberia-Eurasia entre el límite K-T (65.5 Ma) hasta el desarrollo de Sn a los 61 Ma, fue de 13.5 mm/y.
It's probably so simple, but I am not sure how to put this in English. Thanks for your help in advance. UK English. Cheers. :)
Kate Major
Spain
Local time: 20:10
convergance
Explanation:
I think this could be what you are referring to.

This mountain-building process known as plate convergence works like this:. Earth's rigid lithosphere floats like a raft on the hot, ductile asthenosphere. ...

Oceanic-oceanic plate convergence also results in the formation of undersea volcanoes. Over millions of years, however, the erupted lava and volcanic debris ...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGIH_enES213ES214&...

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Note added at 4 mins (2008-11-02 21:00:05 GMT)
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But, of course, you would probably want to spell it correctly, not like I did.
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S Ben Price
Spain
Local time: 20:10
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I'm happy with that. A reliable answer. Thanks S Ben! :)
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convergance


Explanation:
I think this could be what you are referring to.

This mountain-building process known as plate convergence works like this:. Earth's rigid lithosphere floats like a raft on the hot, ductile asthenosphere. ...

Oceanic-oceanic plate convergence also results in the formation of undersea volcanoes. Over millions of years, however, the erupted lava and volcanic debris ...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGIH_enES213ES214&...

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Note added at 4 mins (2008-11-02 21:00:05 GMT)
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But, of course, you would probably want to spell it correctly, not like I did.

S Ben Price
Spain
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
I'm happy with that. A reliable answer. Thanks S Ben! :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Eileen Banks: :) beat me to it ;)
6 hrs

agree  Terejimenez
8 hrs

agree  Enrique Espinosa: Yes, convergence
9 hrs
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Nov 11, 2008 - Changes made by Kate Major:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/677284">Kate Major's</a> old entry - "acercamiento" » "convergance"


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