Definition of epeirogenesis in US English:

epeirogenesis

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.’

Pronunciation

epeirogenesis

/əˌpaɪroʊˈdʒɛnəsəs//əˌpīrōˈjenəsəs/