Definition of isostasy
1 : general equilibrium in the earth's crust maintained by a yielding flow of rock material beneath the surface under gravitative stress
2 : the quality or state of being subjected to equal pressure from every side
Origin of isostasy
International Scientific Vocabulary is- + Greek -stasia condition of standing, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 1889
Rhymes with isostasy
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