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cycle of erosion

the hypothetical sequence of modifications to the earth's surface by erosion, from the original uplift of the land to the ultimate low plain, usually divided into the youthful, mature, and old stages
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Contemporary definitions for cycle of erosion

the sequence of changes to a landscape, passing from youth and the beginning of erosion to old age; also called geomorphic cycle

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