Definition of Diastrophism

1. Noun. The process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust.




Definition of Diastrophism

1. Noun. (geology) The deformation of the Earth's crust to form the continents, mountains and other large features ¹

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Definition of Diastrophism

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Medical Definition of Diastrophism

1. Distortion that occurs in objects as a result of bending. Origin: G. Diastrophe, fr. Diastrephein, distortion (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diastrophism

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diastolic thrill
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diastrophism (current term)
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Literary usage of Diastrophism

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1. Research in China by Carnegie Institution of Washington, Bailey Willis, Eliot Blackwelder, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth, Charles Doolittle Walcott, Stuart Weller, George Herbert Girty (1907)
"diastrophism is a phenomenon which finds expression in the oldest rocks as well ... 3-340) I shall use the term diastrophism to denote all the processes of ..."

2. Physiography by Rollin D. Salisbury (1919)
"Islands arise through the processes of diastrophism, vulcanism, ... By diastrophism. The rise of any portion of sea bottom enough to cause it to emerge from ..."

3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"The diastrophism of the ... to develop extreme irregularity and intricacy of structure, whenever sufficient diastrophism was brought to bear upon the whole. ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"The diastrophism of the ... to develop extreme irregularity and intricacy of structure, whenever sufficient diastrophism was brought to bear upon the whole. ..."

5. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1914)
"SECTION I SUBTERRANEAN OR IGNEOUS AGENCIES CHAPTER I diastrophism. ... diastrophism is the general term for differential movements of the lithosphere, ..."

6. Research in China by Eliot Blackwelder, Bailey Willis, Rufus Harvey Sargent, Friedrich Hirth (1907)
"POST-SINIAN diastrophism. Sinian strata are commonly parallel in attitude ... From these facts it follows that diastrophism at the close of the Sinian time ..."

7. A College Text-book of Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1909)
"CHAPTER IX THE MOVEMENTS AND DEFORMATIONS OF THE EARTH'S BODY (diastrophism) The outer parts of the lithosphere are subject to a variety of movements; ..."

8. College Physiography by Ralph Stockman Tarr, Lawrence Martin (1914)
"CHAPTER XII MOVEMENTS OF THE EARTH'S CRUST, OR diastrophism CHANGES IN LEVEL Nature of Diastrophic Movements. — The instability of the relative level of ..."

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