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[pley-ney-shuh n, pluh-]
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noun Geology.
  1. the process whereby an irregular land surface is made flat or level by erosion.
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Origin of planation

First recorded in 1875–80; plane1 + -ation
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  1. the erosion of a land surface until it is basically flat
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