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 exerted by earth. --Rankine. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ge|o|stat|ic — «JEE uh STAT ihk», adjective. 1. that can sustain the pressure of earth or the like: »a geostatic arch. 2. having to do with pressure exerted by earth or the like …   Useful english dictionary

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