Definition of Continental drift

1. Noun. The gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics).

Generic synonyms: Geological Phenomenon

Definition of Continental drift

1. Noun. (geology) the slow movement of continents explained by plate tectonics ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continental Drift

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continental US
continental United States
continental breakfast
continental breakfasts
continental divide
continental divides
continental drift (current term)
continental glacier
continental philosophy
continental plan
continental quilt
continental quilts
continental shelf
continental shelves
continental shift
continental shifts
continental slope
continental slopes

Literary usage of Continental drift

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Permafrost: North American Contribution [to The] Second International Conference by Building Research Advisory Board Staff (1973)
"... of chaotic terrain derived from degradation of a fossil polar cap might be accounted for in light of present-day theories for continental drift. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... from Antarctica: Evidence for continental drift Abstract. During the austral summer of 1969-1970 bones of Lower Triassic vertebrates were excavated from ..."

3. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1904)
"There yet remains, however, to be applied to all that western half or two-fifths of our continental drift border, from western North Dakota and the lower ..."

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