Definition of Vine, Frederick John in English:

Share this entry

Vine, Frederick John

Pronunciation: /vʌɪn/
(B.1939), English geologist. Vine and his colleague Drummond H. Matthews (1931–97) contributed to the theory of plate tectonics, showing that magnetic data from the earth’s crust under the Atlantic Ocean provided evidence for sea-floor spreading.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Fred|erick John Vine

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.