Definition of supercontinent in English:


Line breaks: super|con¦tin¦ent
Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəkɒntɪnənt
, ˈsjuː-/


  • Each of several large land masses (notably Pangaea, Gondwana, and Laurasia) thought to have divided to form the present continents in the geological past.
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    • 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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