Geostatic
Geostatic Ge`o*stat"ic, a. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, earth + E. static.] (Civil Engin.) Relating to the pressure exerted by earth or similar substance. [1913 Webster]

{Geostatic arch}, an arch having a form adapted to sustain pressure similar to that exerted by earth. --Rankine. [1913 Webster]


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  • geostatic — |jēō+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ge + static : relating to pressure exerted by earth or a similar substance * * * /jee euh stat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to pressure exerted by the weight of overlying rock. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • geostatic — /jee euh stat ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to pressure exerted by the weight of overlying rock. 2. (of a construction) resistant to such pressure. [GEO + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • geostatic — geo·static …   English syllables

  • geostatic — /dʒioʊˈstætɪk/ (say jeeoh statik) adjective of or relating to the pressure exerted by a mass of earth or other similar substance …   Australian English dictionary

  • Geostatic arch — Geostatic Ge o*stat ic, a. [Gr. ge a, gh^, earth + E. static.] (Civil Engin.) Relating to the pressure exerted by earth or similar substance. [1913 Webster] {Geostatic arch}, an arch having a form adapted to sustain pressure similar to that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geostatic pressure — geostatinis slėgis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. geostatic pressure vok. geostatischer Druck, m rus. геостатическое давление, n pranc. pression géostatique, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • stress, geostatic —    The total load per unit area of sediments and water above some plane of reference. It is the sum of (1) the effective stress, and (2) the neutral stress [21] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • Single buoy mooring — (SBM) or Single point mooring (SPM) are loading buoys anchored offshore and serve as a mooring point for tankers to (off)load gas or fluid products. They are the link between the geostatic subsea manifold connections and the weathervaning tanker …   Wikipedia

  • Stereostatic — Ste re*o*stat ic, a. [Stereo + static.] (Civil. Engin.) Geostatic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Galileo Galilei — For other uses of Galileo , see Galileo (disambiguation). For other uses of Galileo Galilei , see Galileo Galilei (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

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