epeirogenic
adjective see epeirogeny

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  • epeirogenic — See epeirogeny. * * * …   Universalium

  • epeirogenic —   gentle but large scale uplift of the crust, or ontinent building …   Geography glossary

  • epeirogenic — epei·ro·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • epeirogenic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epeirogenic movement — Epeirogenic or continent forming movements, act along the radius of the earth. They are also called radial movements. Their direction maybe towards(subsidence) or away(uplift) from the centre of the earth. They take place over broad areas and are …   Wikipedia

  • epeirogenic earth movements — plural noun Continent building movements, such as gentle uplift or depression, involving the coastal plain and the recently submerged continental shelf of the great land areas • • • Main Entry: ↑epeirogenesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • epeirogeny — epeirogenic, epeirogenetic /i puy roh jeuh net ik/, adj. /ep uy roj euh nee/, n. Geol. vertical or tilting movement of the earth s crust, generally affecting broad areas of a continent. Also, epeirogenesis /i puy roh jen euh sis/, epirogeny.… …   Universalium

  • continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …   Universalium

  • Magmatic underplating — Description Magmatic underplating occurs when basaltic magmas are trapped at the Mohorovičić discontinuity, within the crust, or even in crust mantle transition zones. Large amounts of magma reach the surface via volcanoes, but there are times… …   Wikipedia

  • e|pi|ro|gen|ic — «ih PY roh JEHN ihk», adjective. = epeirogenic. (Cf. ↑epeirogenic) …   Useful english dictionary

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