[ 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.
Origin of eustasy
Related formseu·stat·ic [yoo-stat-ik] /yuˈstæt ɪk/, adjectiveeu·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for eustatic
/ (juːˈstætɪk) /
denoting or relating to worldwide changes in sea level, caused by the melting of ice sheets, movements of the ocean floor, sedimentation, etc
Derived Formseustasy (ˈjuːstəsɪ), nouneustatically, adverb
Word Origin for eustatic
C20: from Greek, from eu- + static
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Science definitions for eustatic
[ 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.
Related formseustatic (yōō-stăt′ĭk)
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