shoreline of submergence

shoreline of submergence

[′shȯr‚līn əv səb′mər·jəns]
(geology)
A shoreline, characterized by bays, promontories, and other minor features, formed by the dominant relative submergence of a landmass. Also known as positive shoreline; submerged shoreline.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.