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altiplane

[al-tuh-pleyn] /ˈæl təˌpleɪn/
noun, Geology
1.
an elevated terrace or plateau sculptured by periglacial geomorphic processes.
Also, altiplano.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; alteration of Altiplano under influence of plane1
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