peneplane


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pe·ne·plain

also pe·ne·plane  (pē′nə-plān′)
n.
A nearly flat land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion.

[pene-, almost (from Latin paene) + plain.]
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Noun1.peneplane - a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movementspeneplane - a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
champaign, plain, field - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
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8) due to laterally-changing environmental conditions that are related to the gradually-reducing altitude gap with respect to the bottom and the shoulders of any swell located on the peneplane, the variable discharge of the waterways, and the distance from the coastline and the sediment source.