[dahy-as-truh-fiz-uh m]See more synonyms for diastrophism on Thesaurus.com
Related formsdi·a·stroph·ic [dahy-uh-strof-ik, -stroh-fik] /ˌdaɪ əˈstrɒf ɪk, -ˈstroʊ fɪk/, adjectivedi·a·stroph·i·cal·ly, adverb
- 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.
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British Dictionary definitions for diastrophism
Derived Formsdiastrophic (ˌdaɪəˈstrɒfɪk), adjective
- the process of movement and deformation of the earth's crust that gives rise to large-scale features such as continents, ocean basins, and mountainsSee also orogeny, epeirogeny
C19: from Greek diastrophē a twisting; see dia-, strophe
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