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The assumed depth at which the pressure caused by overlying crustal elements is constant and below which lateral density variations are assumed to disappear. Involved in isostatic correction. Sometimes taken as the top of the asthenosphere. See also [[Dictionary:isostasy|''isostasy'']].
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The assumed depth at which the pressure caused by overlying crustal elements is constant and below which lateral density variations are assumed to disappear. Involved in isostatic correction. Sometimes taken as the top of the asthenosphere. See also [[Special:MyLanguage/Dictionary:isostasy|''isostasy'']].
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The assumed depth at which the pressure caused by overlying crustal elements is constant and below which lateral density variations are assumed to disappear. Involved in isostatic correction. Sometimes taken as the top of the asthenosphere. See also isostasy.