Definition of epeirogeny in English:

epeirogeny

noun

mass nounGeology
  • The regional uplift of an extensive area of the earth's crust.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This would allow discrimination of the effects of erosion owing to footwall uplift from those owing to inversion and/or epeirogeny.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek ēpeiros ‘mainland’ + -geny.

Pronunciation

epeirogeny

/ɪˌpʌɪˈrɒdʒəni/