Definition of epeirogenesis in English:

epeirogenesis

Pronunciation /əˌpīrōˈjenəsəs/ /əˌpaɪroʊˈdʒɛnəsəs/

noun

Geology

See epeirogeny

  • ‘Orogenesis is contrasted with the term ‘epeirogenesis’, which is applied to the vertical movements involved in the formation of plateaux and basins in stable plate interiors.’