Definition of "isostatic" [i•so•stat•ic]

  • A line of constant stress. (noun)
  • A state of equilibrium between two forces. (noun)
  • Of or pertaining to isostasy or isostatics (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "isostatic" in a sentence
  • "However, SE England is sinking by a process known as isostatic adjustment."
  • "The process is known as isostatic rebound, or isostatic uplift."
  • "What happens and does happen over long periods of geologic time, we're still coming out of our last ice age, and as the ice melts from that, there is something called isostatic rebound I think is the technical term."