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continental driftnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑnt·ənˈent·əl ˈdrɪft, -təˈnen-/
earth science the ​theory that the ​continents were ​once one ​largearea of ​land that ​brokeapart and are now ​slowlymoving away from each other
(Definition of continental drift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 大陆漂移…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大陸漂移…
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