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flatten

To remove structural information, especially to filter something with an implicit tree structure into a simple sequence of leaves; also tends to imply mapping to flat ASCII. "This code flattens an expression with parentheses into an equivalent canonical form."
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And throughout Southern California you have seen a flattening out and you are going to see this sideways movement (of prices).