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Meaning of isostasy

i•sos•ta•sy

Pronunciation: (ī-sos'tu-sē), [key]
— n.
  1. the equilibrium of the earth's crust, a condition in which the forces tending to elevate balance those tending to depress.
  2. the state in which pressures from every side are equal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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