What Are Plateaus?

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Plateaus are large hills and mountains that are flat on the top instead of round or pointy. Some people build villages and towns on the top of plateaus.
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pla·teau
[pla-toh or, esp. British, plat-oh]
NOUN [PLURAL PLA·TEAUS, PLA·TEAUX]
1.
a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
2.
a period or state of little or no growth or decline: to reach a plateau in one's career.
3.
Psychology a period of little or no apparent progress in an individual's learning, marked by an inability to increase speed, reduce number of errors, etc., and indicated by a horizontal stretch in a learning curve or graph.
4.
a flat stand, as for a centerpiece, sometimes extending the full length of a table.
VERB (USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [PLA·TEAUED, PLA·TEAU·ING.]
5.
to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline, especially to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off: After a period of uninterrupted growth, sales began to plateau.
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Plateaus are elevated, level areas of land. Plateaus sometimes have their own climate. This usually consists of arid and semiarid conditions. You can find more information here: http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/surface-of-the-earth/plateaus-article/
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(m) A plateau is a large highland area of fairly level land separated from surrounding land by steep slopes (as in the Tibet), or to accumulation of sediments (as in intramountain
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