- Also called tectonism. the action of the forces that cause the earth's crust to be deformed, producing continents, mountains, changes of level, etc.
- any such resulting deformation.
Origin of diastrophism
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Word Origin for diastrophism
C19: from Greek diastrophē a twisting; see dia-, strophe
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