[pla-toh or, esp. British, plat-oh]
[PLURAL PLA·TEAUS, PLA·TEAUX]
a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
a period or state of little or no growth or decline: to reach a plateau in one's career.
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.
a flat stand, as for a centerpiece, sometimes extending the full length of a table.
(USED WITHOUT OBJECT) [PLA·TEAUED, PLA·TEAU·ING.]
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.
In geology and earth science, a plateau (/pləˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/; plural plateaus
or plateaux), also called a high plain or tableland, is an area of highland, usually
This cowboy gazes out from a small plateau in Monument Valley, Arizona, across
an enormous plateau—the Colorado Plateau, which covers most of the ...
The Saqqara plateau
is a flat desert landform close to the modern town of Saqqara, Egypt, used by Egyptian pharaohs since the 2nd Dynasty. More »
You can't spell 'plateau' without 'plate,' and there is a good reason for that - both
of these objects are, by definition, flat. This lesson will...
Jun 16, 2015 ... Plateau, extensive area of flat upland usually bounded by an escarpment (i.e.,
steep slope) on all sides but sometimes enclosed by mountains.
plateau: Raised, flat-surfaced areas bounded on one or more sides by cliffs or
steep slopes are known as plateaus. They are found on every continent, along ...
Get information, facts, photos, news, videos, and more about plateaus and how
they are formed from National Geographic.
Oct 30, 2010 ... Learn more about plateaus through each section in this piece. ... from the rest of
its surrounding land by slopes on each side of the plateau.