shoreline cycle

shoreline cycle

[′shȯr‚līn ‚sī·kəl]
(geology)
The cycle of changes through which sequential forms of coastal features pass during shoreline development, from the establishment of a water level to the time when the water can do no more work.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.