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supercontinent Line breaks: super|con¦tin¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəkɒntɪnənt/

Definition of supercontinent in English:


Each of several large land masses (notably Pangaea, Gondwana, and Laurasia) thought to have divided to form the present continents in the geological past.
Example sentences
  • The Tethys Sea also expanded westward, splitting Pangaea into the supercontinents of Gondwana (in the South) and Laurasia (in the North).
  • Amalgamation of the late Palaeozoic supercontinent Pangaea led to the collision of Gondwana with Laurasia forming the Variscan orogen.
  • First it formed two supercontinents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland.
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