continental drift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n continental drift the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • continental drift (Geology) the very slow (ca. 1-5 cm per year) movement of the continents and parts of continents relative to each other and to the points of upwelling of magma in the viscous layers beneath the continents; -- causing, for example, the opening of the South Atlantic Ocean by the movement of Africa and South America away from each other. See also plate tectonics.
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Usage

In literature:

The drift of opinion in continental Europe was towards benevolent despotism.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski
When the ice of the continental glacier began its motion, it carried none of the stony and earthy debris which constitute the drift.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
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In news:

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In science:

Other well known examples are the controversy which followed the publication of the theory of evolution by Darwin , the Bohr-Einstein debate about the fundamentals of quantum mechanics , and the dispute originated by Wegener with his theory of continental drift .
In science "there is no bad publicity": Papers criticized in comments have high scientific impact
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