Pronunciation: (ī-sos'tu-sē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/isostasy.html on line 73 [key]
1. Geol.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. Also,i•sos'ta•cy.
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