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peneplain

[pee-nuh-pleyn, pee-nuh-pleyn] /ˈpi nəˌpleɪn, ˌpi nəˈpleɪn/
noun, Geology
1.
an area reduced almost to a plain by erosion.
Also, peneplane.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pene- + plain1
Related forms
peneplanation
[pee-nuh-pluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌpi nə pləˈneɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peneplane

peneplain

/ˈpiːnɪˌpleɪn; ˌpiːnɪˈpleɪn/
noun
1.
a relatively flat land surface produced by a long period of erosion
Derived Forms
peneplanation, noun
Word Origin
C19: from pene- + plain1
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