diastrophism

noun

di·​as·​tro·​phism dī-ˈa-strə-ˌfi-zəm How to pronounce diastrophism (audio)
diastrophic adjective
diastrophically adverb

Word History

Etymology

Greek diastrophē twisting, from diastrephein to distort, from dia- + strephein to twist

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diastrophism was in 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Diastrophism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastrophism. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

diastrophism

noun
di·​as·​tro·​phism dī-ˈas-trə-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce diastrophism (audio)
diastrophic adjective

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