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peneplain (peneplane) Literally, almost a plain: an extensive area of low relief, dominated by convex-up (‘bulging’) hillslopes mantled by a continuous regolith, and by wide, shallow river valleys. Locally, monadnocks may occur. A peneplain is the end-product of a cycle of erosion, produced by the action of down-wearing over a long period of time, and it is the end-product of the Davisian cycle.

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peneplain

peneplain(peneplane) Literally, almost a plain: an extensive area of low relief, dominated by convex-up hill-slopes mantled by a continuous regolith, and by wide, shallow river valleys. Locally, monadnocks may occur. A peneplain is the end-product of a cycle of erosion, produced by the action of down-wearing over a long period of time, and it is the end-product of the Davisian cycle.

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"peneplain." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved August 18, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/peneplain-0