earth tilting

noun

: a change in attitude of any portion of the earth's surface whether temporary or undulatory (as in some earthquakes) or permanent (as in areas of block faulting)
especially : one in which the inclination of the surface is increased

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of earth tilting was in 1886

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“Earth tilting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20tilting. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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