Wegener hypothesis

noun We·ge·ner hypothesis \ˈvāgənə(r)-\

Definition of Wegener hypothesis

  1. :  a hypothesis in geology :  the existing continents were originally one land area of which portions have separated and since Carboniferous time have slowly drifted apart moving on a plastic substratum

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Origin and Etymology of wegener hypothesis

after Alfred L. Wegener †1930 German geophysicist

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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