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PLAIN (O. Fr. plain, from Lat. plenum)

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 705 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLAIN (O. Fr. plain, from Lat. plenum), a level surface; hence in physical geography a tract of country generally quite flat or comparatively so (see GEOGRAPHY). The adjective " plain " signifies " level," and thence smooth, clear, simple, ordinary, &c.
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