[ yoo-stuh-see ]
/ ˈyu stə si /
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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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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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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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