peneplanation

peneplain

[pee-nuh-pleyn, pee-nuh-pleyn]
noun Geology.
an area reduced almost to a plain by erosion.
Also, peneplane.


Origin:
1885–90; pene- + plain1

peneplanation [pee-nuh-pluh-ney-shuhn] , noun
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peneplain or peneplane (ˈpiːnɪˌpleɪn, ˌpiːnɪˈpleɪn, ˈpiːnɪˌpleɪn, ˌpiːnɪˈpleɪn)
 
n
a relatively flat land surface produced by a long period of erosion
 
[C19: from pene- + plain1]
 
peneplane or peneplane
 
n
 
[C19: from pene- + plain1]
 
penepla'nation or peneplane
 
n

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