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geostatic pressure

1. n. [Geology]

The pressure of the weight of overburden, or overlying rock, on a formation; also called lithostatic pressure.

Alternate Form: lithostatic pressure

See: abnormal pressureformation pressuregeopressurenormal pressureoverpressure

Pressure versus depth plot
Pressure versus depth plot.