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[pley-ney-shuh n, pluh-]
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noun Geology.

the process whereby an irregular land surface is made flat or level by erosion.

Origin of planation

First recorded in 1875–80; plane1 + -ation
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noun

the erosion of a land surface until it is basically flat
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