wandering of the poles

Definition of wandering of the poles

: the change in position of the terrestrial poles within an area not over 40 feet in diameter caused by slight more or less cyclic shifts of the body of the earth on its rotational axis and resulting in the variation of latitude

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“Wandering of the poles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wandering%20of%20the%20poles. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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