peneplain

or pe·ne·plane

[pee-nuh-pleyn, pee-nuh-pleyn]

Origin of peneplain

First recorded in 1885–90; pene- + plain1
Related formspe·ne·pla·na·tion [pee-nuh-pluh-ney-shuh n] /ˌpi nə pləˈneɪ ʃən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peneplain

peneplain

peneplane

noun
  1. a relatively flat land surface produced by a long period of erosion
Derived Formspeneplanation, noun

Word Origin for peneplain

C19: from pene- + plain 1
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