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A large continent that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, broke up into smaller continents. Gondwana and Laurasia were supercontinents.
(Geological Science) a great landmass thought to have existed in the geological past and to have split into smaller landmasses, which drifted and formed the present continents
A large continent that, according to the theory of plate tectonics, is thought to have split into smaller continents in the geologic past. Pangaea and Gondwanaland are supercontinents. See Note at Gondwanaland.