[ 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.
Words nearby eustasy
Origin of eustasy
OTHER WORDS FROM eustasyeu·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 forms of eustaticeustasy (ˈjuːstəsɪ), nouneustatically, adverb
Word Origin for eustatic
C20: from Greek, from eu- + static
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Scientific 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.
Other words from eustasyeustatic (yōō-stăt′ĭk)
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