Wegener hypothesis

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

Definition of Wegener hypothesis 

: 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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History and Etymology for Wegener hypothesis

after Alfred L. Wegener †1930 German geophysicist

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