Definition of Epeirogeny

1. Noun. (geomorphology) broad regional upwarp of the cratonic portions of continents ¹



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Definition of Epeirogeny

1. [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epeirogeny

epazotes
epee
epeeist
epeeists
epeen
epees
epeira
epeiras
epeiric
epeirid
epeirids
epeirogenesis
epeirogenic
epeirogenically
epeirogenies
epeirogeny (current term)
epen
epencephala
epencephalic
epencephalon
ependyma
ependymal
ependymal cell
ependymal cyst
ependymal layer
ependymal zone
ependymas
ependymitis
ependymoblast
ependymoblastoma

Literary usage of Epeirogeny

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1. Bulletin by Geological Society of America (1893)
"During recent years orogeny, or mountain-raising, is discriminated from epeirogeny, or continent-lifting, by many geologists. Orogeny is relatively local, ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"In contrast with physiography, as that term is now applied, it discusses the relation of earth physiognomy to orogeny, rather than to epeirogeny. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"In contrast with physiography, as that term is now applied, it discusses the relation of earth physiognomy to orogeny, rather than to epeirogeny. ..."

4. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1906)
"Forces acting in a vertical plane, causing broad uplifts or depressions of areas (epeirogeny). b. Forces acting in a horizontal plane, causing relatively ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1906)
"The means of correlation are facts of stratigraphy, paleontology, climatology, and epeirogeny. This enumeration is not only in the order of their ..."

6. Appletons' Popular Science Monthly by William Jay Youmans (1896)
"Geology has received from Gilbert, in his monograph on Lake Bonneville for the United States Geological Survey, the terms epeirogeny and ..."

7. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1895)
"... of this science in ils varied branches treating of the formation and metamorph ism of rocks, physiography, orogeny and epeirogeny. biologic evolution, ..."

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