eustasy

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Icebergs off the coast of Antarctica. Melting ice can lead to eustasy.

A back-formation from eustatic, borrowed from German eustatische (eustatic), from Ancient Greek εὖ (, well, good) + στάσις (stásis, standing).[1]

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eustasy (plural eustasies)

  1. A worldwide change in sea level, especially one caused by melting ice or tectonic activity. [from 1940s]

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