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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.

  2. plateaunoun

    A comparatively stable level in something that varies.

  3. plateaunoun

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

  4. plateauverb

    Reach a stable level; level off.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Plateau

    In geology and physical geography, a plateau (; French: [plato]; pl. plateaus or plateaux), also called a high plain or a tableland, is an area of a highland consisting of flat terrain that is raised sharply above the surrounding area on at least one side. Often one or more sides have deep hills or escarpments. Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes, including upwelling of volcanic magma, extrusion of lava, and erosion by water and glaciers. Plateaus are classified according to their surrounding environment as intermontane, piedmont, or continental. A few plateaus may have a small flat top while others have wide ones.

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  1. plateau

    A plateau is a flat or gently sloping elevated area that has been uplifted due to various geological processes. It is characterized by steep or cliff-like sides, and a flat or slightly undulating top. Plateaus can be found on land or underwater. They can be formed through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by uplifting of the Earth's crust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plateaunoun

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

  2. Plateaunoun

    an ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver

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

Wikidata

  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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  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. Dave Mirra:

    It was never going to be that fun for me to go on riding on a plateau level and not keep progressing, but by the same token I got to a point where I really couldn't take getting injured anymore in the name of progression, it put me in a stalemate. I probably could have milked BMX for a lot longer if I'd really wanted to, but that's not my style.

  2. John Pearson:

    If you see peaks all year it becomes a plateau, we see e-commerce as an enduring trend.

  3. Paryus Patel:

    We still have two to three more weeks to curtail this disease and probably plateau or flatten it out.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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