Definitions of Diastrophism on the Web:
  • the process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust
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  • Diastrophism is a general term that refers to deformation of the Earth's crust, and more specifically to folding and faulting. Diastrophism can be considered part of geotectonics. Diastrophism comes from the Greek word meaning a twisting.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diastrophism