Definition of polar wandering in English:

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polar wandering

noun

[mass noun]
The slow erratic movement of the earth’s 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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