Placation vs Planation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between placation and planation

is that placation is a process or act of placating; appeasement or an expression of appeasement while planation is (geology) the formation of a flat surface by erosion and deposition.

placation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A process or act of placating; appeasement or an expression of appeasement.
  • * 1888 , "Manners and meals," Science , vol. 12, no. 283, p. 3:
  • The refusal, at certain times and seasons, of food that in itself is hygienically good and palatable, in placation of a deity, or, without further explanation, to avoid bad luck, is well known among the lower tribes of men.
  • * 1917 , , Jerry of the Islands , ch. 7:
  • Instead, Jerry was all placation and appeal, all softness of pleading.
  • * 2006 , Dan DeWalt, " Impeachment is too important to leave to the Democrats," OpEdNews.com , 14 May (retrieved 8 Aug. 2009):
  • While these political sellout artists have been intoning their mind numbing placations , citizens across the nation have been speaking and acting.

    Derived terms

    * placative, placatory

    planation

    English

    Noun

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  • (geology) The formation of a flat surface by erosion and deposition.
  • (biology) The morphological transformation of a three-dimensional structure into a two-dimensional one through development or evolution.
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