supercontinent

noun su·per·con·ti·nent \ ˈsü-pər-ˌkän-tə-nənt , -ˌkänt-nənt \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of supercontinent

: a hypothetical former large continent from which other continents are held to have broken off and drifted away

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1960

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