Definitions for Plateauplæˈtoʊ; esp. Brit. ˈplæt oʊ; -ˈtoʊz, -toʊz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pla•teauplæˈtoʊ; esp. Brit. ˈplæt oʊ; -ˈtoʊz, -toʊz(n.; v.)(pl.)-teaus, -teaux; -teaued; -teau•ing.

  1. (n.)a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side.

  2. a period or state of little or no growth or decline, esp. one in which increase or progress ceases:

    to reach a plateau in one's career.

  3. (v.i.)to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline; stabilize.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of plateau:

1785–95; < F; OF platel flat object, dim. of platplate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tableland, plateau(noun)

    a relatively flat highland

Wiktionary

  1. plateau(Noun)

    A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.

  2. plateau(Noun)

    A comparatively stable level in something that varies.

  3. plateau(Noun)

    (sports broadcast jargon) A notable level of attainment or achievement.

  4. plateau(Verb)

    Reach a stable level; level off.

  5. Origin: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plateau(noun)

    a flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area of land; a table-land

  2. Plateau(noun)

    an ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver

Freebase

  1. Plateau

    In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain.


Translations for Plateau

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

plateau(noun)

an area of high flat land; a mountain with a wide, flat top.

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