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continental drift

noun [U]  us   /ˈkɑnt·ənˈent·əl ˈdrɪft, -təˈnen-/
earth science the theory that the continents were once one large area of land that broke apart and are now slowly moving away from each other
Translations of “continental drift”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大陸漂移…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大陆漂移…
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