Isostasy Definition

A condition in which there is equal pressure on every side.
Webster's New World
Approximate equilibrium in large, equal areas of the earth's crust, preserved by the action of gravity upon the different substances in the crust in proportion to their densities.
Webster's New World

Origin of Isostasy

  • iso– Greek stasis a standstill stā- in Indo-European roots –y

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From iso- +‎ Ancient Greek στάσις (stasis, “a standing”).

    From Wiktionary

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