al·​ti·​pla·​na·​tion | \ ˌaltə̇plāˈnāshən, -pləˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of altiplanation

: the erosion process that produces extensive flat surfaces at high altitudes

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First Known Use of altiplanation

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for altiplanation

alti- + planation

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“Altiplanation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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