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The regional uplift of an extensive area of the earth's crust.‘This would allow discrimination of the effects of erosion owing to footwall uplift from those owing to inversion and/or epeirogeny.’‘Reconstructing the tectonic history of the western UK basins is hampered by the difficulty in recognizing and discriminating the superimposed effects of epeirogeny and inversion.’
Late 19th century from Greek ēpeiros ‘mainland’ + -geny.
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