eustasy
worldwide simultaneous change in sea level

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • eustasy — ► NOUN ▪ a change of sea level throughout the world, caused typically by movements of parts of the earth s crust or melting of glaciers. DERIVATIVES eustatic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eu well + statikos static …   English terms dictionary

  • eustasy — or eustacy [yo͞o′stə sē] n. pl. eustasies, eustacies a uniform, worldwide change in the water level of the oceans eustatic [yo͞o stat′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • eustasy — eustatic /yooh stat ik/, adj. eustatically, adv. /yooh steuh see/, n., pl. eustasies. Geol. 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… …   Universalium

  • eustasy — noun /ˈjuːstəsiː/ A worldwide change in sea level, especially one caused by melting ice. See Also: eustatic …   Wiktionary

  • eustasy — [ ju:stəsi] noun a change of sea level throughout the world, caused typically by movements of parts of the earth s crust or melting of glaciers. Derivatives eustatic adjective Origin 1940s: back form. from eustatic, coined in Ger. from Gk eu well …   English new terms dictionary

  • eustasy — /ˈjustəsi/ (say yoohstuhsee) noun a worldwide change in sea level due to an increase or decrease in the volume of water in the seas, as caused by the melting of ice sheets. {eu + Greek stasis standing} –eustatic /juˈstætɪk/ (say yooh statik),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • eustasy — n. a change in sea level throughout the world caused by tectonic movements, melting of glaciers, etc. Derivatives: eustatic adj. Etymology: back form. f. G eustatisch (adj.) (as EU , STATIC) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Эвстазия — (Eustasy)Eustasy, медленное изменение уровня океана, происходящее в результате таяния льда, движения океанического дна или процессов осадконакопления …   Страны мира. Словарь

  • eustatic — eustasy ► NOUN ▪ a change of sea level throughout the world, caused typically by movements of parts of the earth s crust or melting of glaciers. DERIVATIVES eustatic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek eu well + statikos static …   English terms dictionary

  • Marine terrace — A marine terrace, coastal terrace[1], raised beach or perched coastline is a relatively flat, horizontal or gently inclined surface of marine origin[2], mostly an old abrasion platform which has been lifted out of the sphere of wave activity… …   Wikipedia

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