This lists the logos of programs or partners of NG Education which have provided or contributed the content on this page. Powered by. A plain is a broad area of relatively flat land. Plains are one of the major landforms, or types of land, on Earth. Plains exist on every continent. Grasslands Many plains, such as the Great Plains that stretch across much of central North America, are grasslands. A grassland is a region where grass is the main type of vegetation. In North America, temperate grasslands—those in places with warm summers and cold winters—are often called prairies. In areas with little rain and snow , short grasses grow.
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An example of plain is using basic language to describe something. Throughout high school she worried that she had a rather plain face. Home Dictionary Definitions Plain. Flat; level; plane. Free from obstructions; open; clear. Clearly understood; evident; obvious. Not luxurious or ornate; unembellished. Not complicated; simple.
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In geography , a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation. Plains occur as lowlands along valleys or on the doorsteps of mountains , as coastal plains , and as plateaus or uplands. In a valley, a plain is enclosed on two sides, but in other cases a plain may be delineated by a complete or partial ring of hills, by mountains, or by cliffs. Where a geological region contains more than one plain, they may be connected by a pass sometimes termed a gap.