adjective see isostasy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Isostatic — I so*stat ic, a. [Iso + static.] (Physics & Geol.) Subjected to equal pressure from every side; being in hydrostatic equilibrium, as a body submerged in a liquid at rest; pertaining to, or characterized by, isostasy. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • isostatic — pertaining to the rise in land level after the melting of glaciers whose weight had depressed the land level …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • isostatic — isostatically, adv. /uy seuh stat ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by isostasy. [1885 90; ISO + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • isostatic — 1. noun a) A line of constant stress. b) A state of equilibrium between two forces. 2. adjective Of or pertaining to isostasy or isostatics …   Wiktionary

  • isostatic —   the rise and fall of the land relative to the sea (as opposed to eustatic) due to the removal or addition of ice sheets respectively …   Geography glossary

  • isostàtic — i|sos|tà|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • isostatic — adj. of isostasy, of the balance between the gravity which tends to depress and the buoyancy which tends to raise a given segment of the earth s crust (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • isostatic — iso·static …   English syllables

  • isostatic — /aɪsoʊˈstætɪk/ (say uysoh statik) adjective relating to or characterised by isostasy. –isostatically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • isostatic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at iso + adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary is + static; originally formed as French isostatique 1. a. : subjected to equal pressure from every side b …   Useful english dictionary

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