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peneplain

or pe·ne·plane

[ pee-nuh-pleyn, pee-nuh-pleyn ]
/ ˈpi nəˌpleɪn, ˌpi nəˈpleɪn /
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noun Geology.

an area reduced almost to a plain by erosion.

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Origin of peneplain

First recorded in 1885–90; pene- + plain1

OTHER WORDS FROM peneplain

pe·ne·pla·na·tion [pee-nuh-pluh-ney-shuhn], /ˌpi nə pləˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peneplain

peneplain

peneplane

/ (ˈpiːnɪˌpleɪn, ˌpiːnɪˈpleɪn) /

noun

a relatively flat land surface produced by a long period of erosion

Derived forms of peneplain

peneplanation, noun

Word Origin for peneplain

C19: from pene- + plain 1
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