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continental drift

continental drift

noun

: the very slow movement of the continents on the surface of the Earth

Full Definition of CONTINENTAL DRIFT

:  a slow movement of the continents on a deep-seated viscous zone within the earth — compare plate tectonics

First Known Use of CONTINENTAL DRIFT

1926

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