What does Plateau mean?

Definitions for Plateau
plæˈtoʊ; esp. Brit. ˈplæt oʊ; -ˈtoʊz, -toʊzPlateau

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tableland, plateaunoun

    a relatively flat highland

Wiktionary

  1. plateaunoun

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

    Etymology: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.

  2. plateaunoun

    A comparatively stable level in something that varies.

    Etymology: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.

  3. plateaunoun

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

    Etymology: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.

  4. plateauverb

    Reach a stable level; level off.

    Etymology: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plateaunoun

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

    Etymology: [F., fr. OF. platel, properly a little plate. See Plate.]

  2. Plateaunoun

    an ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver

    Etymology: [F., fr. OF. platel, properly a little plate. See Plate.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plateau

    pla-tō′, n. a broad flat space on an elevated position: a tableland:—pl. Plateaus, Plateaux (pla-tōz′). [Fr.,—O. Fr. platel, dim. of plat.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. plateau

    An upland flat-topped elevation.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plateau in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plateau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Plateau in a Sentence

  1. Chalachew Seyoum:

    Honestly, it was an exciting moment, i had good experience in field surveying and knew where potential sediments are. I climbed up a little plateau and found this specimen right on the edge of the hill.

  2. Anders Tegnell:

    In major parts of Sweden, around Stockholm, we have reached a plateau( in new cases) and we're already seein the effect of herd immunity and in a few weeks' time we'll see even more of the effects of that.

  3. James Clapper:

    I've come around to the position some months ago that perhaps as at least an initial plateau, in the interest of getting something done, it might be worth considering capping what North Korea have now and then maybe on a much longer term basis trying, you know, to get them to reduce their nuclear holdings to zero, which I think is going to be very difficult.

  4. Josephine Preston Peabody:

    One never learns by success. Success is the plateau that one rests upon to take breath and look down from upon the straight and difficult path, but one does not climb upon a plateau.

  5. Takeshi Inomata:

    It is probable that many people from surrounding areas gathered for special occasions, possibly tied to calendrical cycles, the rituals probably involved processions along the causeways and within the rectangular plaza. The people also deposited symbolic objects such as jade axes in the center of the plateau.

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