epeirogeny
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Greek ēpeiros mainland, continent + English -geny Date: 1890 the deformation of the earth's crust by which the broader features of relief are produced • epeirogenic adjectiveepeirogenically adverb

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  • epeirogeny — [ep΄ī räj′ə nē] n. [< Gr ēpeiros, mainland + GENY] movements of uplift or depression affecting large areas of the earth s crust and producing continents, ocean basins, etc. epeirogenic [e pī΄rō jen′ik] adj. epeirogenetic [e pī΄rōjə net′ik] …   English World 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

  • epeirogeny — n. slow vertical or tilting movements of the Earth s crust that cause formation of continents or oceans …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epeirogeny — ep·ei·rog·e·ny …   English syllables

  • epeirogeny — ep•ei•rog•e•ny [[t]ˌɛp aɪˈrɒdʒ ə ni[/t]] n. gel vertical or tilting movement of the earth s crust, generally affecting broad areas of a continent • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk ḗpeiro(s) mainland, continent + geny e•pei•ro•gen•ic ɪˌpaɪ roʊˈdʒɛn ɪk …   From formal English to slang

  • epeirogeny — /ɛpəˈrɒdʒəni/ (say epuh rojuhnee) noun Geology vertical or tilting movement of the earth s crust affecting broad areas of the continents or ocean basins. Also, epeirogenesis /ɛpərəˈdʒɛnəsəs/ (say epuhruh jenuhsuhs), epirogeny. {Greek ēpeiro(s)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • epeirogeny —   n. geological formation of continents, oceans, etc.    ♦ epeirogenic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • epeirogeny — …   Useful english dictionary

  • epirogeny — variant of epeirogeny * * * epirogenic /i puy reuh jen ik/, epirogenetic /i puy roh jeuh net ik/, adj. /ep uy roj euh nee/, n. Geol. epeirogeny …   Useful english dictionary

  • ep|i|rog|e|ny — «EHP y ROJ uh nee», noun. = epeirogeny. (Cf. ↑epeirogeny) …   Useful english dictionary

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