Definition of continental drift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


continental drift

BrE BrE//ˌkɒntɪˌnentəl ˈdrɪft//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntɪˌnentəl ˈdrɪft//
[uncountable] (geology)
jump to other results
the slow movement of the continents towards and away from each other during the history of the earth see also plate tectonics
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: continental drift