Definition of polar wandering in English:

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polar wandering


The slow and erratic, real or apparent, movement of the earth’s rotational or magnetic poles relative to the continents throughout geological time, due largely to continental drift.
Example sentences
  • The significance of the results that were then materializing soon became known, and ‘polar wandering’ became a new topic of relevance to the general debate on continental drift.

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Syllabification: po·lar wan·der·ing

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