- the hypothetical landmass that existed when all continents were joined, from about 300 to 200 million years ago.
Origin of Pangaea
1920–25; pan- + Greek gaîa earth; allegedly coined by German meteorologist Alfred L. Wegener (1880–1930)
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Examples from the Web for pangea
Pangea is all about the cultural and social facets of particular peoples and places.Saatchi Resurrects Ancient Pangaea with Show Featuring South American and African Artists
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Lawrence McDonald is a managing director of Pangea Capital Management and the cofounder of Convertbond.com.The Lehman Brothers Hangover
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C20: from Greek, literally: all-earth
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Word Origin and History for pangea
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- A supercontinent made up of all the world's present landmasses joined together in the configuration they are thought to have had during the Permian and Triassic Periods. According to the theory of plate tectonics, Pangaea later broke up into Laurasia and Gondwanaland, which eventually broke up into the continents we know today.
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