peneplain

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noun pe·ne·plain \ˈpē-ni-ˌplān, ˈpe-\

Definition of peneplain

  1. :  a land surface of considerable area and slight relief shaped by erosion

Variants of peneplain

less commonly

peneplane

Origin and Etymology of peneplain

Latin paene, pene almost + English plain or plane


First Known Use: 1889


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