continental drift

noun

Definition of continental drift

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

1926

First Known Use of continental drift

1926


CONTINENTAL DRIFT Defined for English Language Learners

continental drift

noun

Definition of continental drift for English Language Learners

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


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