[ yoo-stuh-see ]
/ ˈyu stə si /
noun, plural eu·sta·sies. Geology.
any uniformly global change of sea level that may reflect a change in the quantity of water in the ocean, or a change in the shape and capacity of the ocean basins.
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Origin of eustasy
OTHER WORDS FROM eustasyeu·stat·ic [yoo-stat-ik] /yuˈstæt ɪk/, adjectiveeu·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for eustasy
[ yōō′stə-sē ]
A uniform worldwide change in sea level caused especially by fluctuations in the amount of water taken up by continental and polar icecaps, or by a change in the capacity of ocean basins.
Other words from eustasyeustatic (yōō-stăt′ĭk)
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