What does plateau mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term plateau:


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

  3. Origin: [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.

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



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