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PANGAEA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Pangaea mean? 

PANGAEA (noun)
  The noun PANGAEA has 1 sense:

1. (plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland

  Familiarity information: PANGAEA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PANGAEA (noun)


Sense 1Pangaea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(plate tectonics) a hypothetical continent including all the landmass of the earth prior to the Triassic period when it split into Laurasia and Gondwanaland

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Pangaea; Pangea

Instance hypernyms:

continent (one of the large landmasses of the earth)

Domain category:

plate tectonic theory; plate tectonics; tectonics (the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust)


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