a relatively flat highland
A largely level expanse of land at a high elevation; tableland.
A comparatively stable level in something that varies.
(sports broadcast jargon) A notable level of attainment or achievement.
Reach a stable level; level off.
Origin: From plateau, diminutive of plat; see plate.
a flat surface; especially, a broad, level, elevated area of land; a table-land
an ornamental dish for the table; a tray or salver
Origin: [F., fr. OF. platel, properly a little plate. See Plate.]
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
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
An upland flat-topped elevation.
The numerical value of plateau in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of plateau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of plateau in a Sentence
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.
You're seeing more of a plateau in U.S. production rather than a decline, I've been expecting a decline in 2016 but I think the market is in a mode of show us rather than tell us and they're just not seeing the numbers, it's still looking quite difficult for those that are hoping for or expecting a recovery in prices.
(There is) some concern that the recent recovery seen in some of the Q1 data could start to plateau in Q2.
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.
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.
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- náhorní plošinaCzech
- Hochebene, PlateauGerman
- ardchlár, léibheannIrish
- բարձրավանդակ, սարահարթArmenian
- 高原, 고원Korean
- penara, dataran tinggi, platoMalay
- plateau, hoogvlakteDutch
- planalto, platôPortuguese
- platou, podișRomanian
- плато, плоскогорьеRussian
- zaravan, visija, visoravanSerbo-Croatian
- plato, yaylaTurkish
- 高原, cao nguyênVietnamese
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