Meaning of “continental drift” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “continental drift” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"continental drift" in American English

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continental driftnoun [ 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

(Definition of “continental drift” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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