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palimpsest A landscape that bears the imprint of two or more sets of geomorphological processes. For example, much of the Sahel region of Africa shows land-forms resulting from former wet and dry episodes. The word is derived from the Greek palimpsestos, ‘to rub smooth again’, and is also used for a re-used parchment, paper, or ornamental brass whose original writing or engraving has been only partially erased and for a sedimentary structure in which one set of trace fossils has been partly over-written by another. See RELAXATION.

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pal·imp·sest / ˈpalimpˌsest/ • n. a manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing but of which traces remain. ∎ fig. something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form: Sutton Place is a palimpsest of the taste of successive owners. DERIVATIVES: pal·imp·ses·tic / ˌpalimpˈsestik/ adj.

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palimpsest
1. A word derived from the Greek palimpsestos, meaning ‘to rub smooth again’, and used to describe a re-used parchment, paper, or ornamental brass from which the original writing or engraving has been only partially erased.

2. A landscape that bears the imprint of two or more sets of earlier geomorphological processes. For example, much of the Sahel region of Africa shows land-forms resulting from former wet and dry episodes.

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palimpsest

palimpsest a manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing; in figurative use, something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Recorded from the mid 17th century, the word comes via Latin from Greek palimpsēstos, from palin ‘again’ and psēstos ‘rubbed smooth’.

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palimpsest †material prepared for writing on and wiping out XVII; parchment, etc., in which the original writing has been erased to make place for a second XIX. — L. palimpsestus — Gr. palímpsestos (as sb. -on), f. pálin again + psestós, pp. formation on psên rub smooth.

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palimpsest (păl´Ĭmpsĕst´): see manuscript.

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